Provision

Whoever, being bound by law to render or furnish assistance to any public servant in the execution of his public duty, intentionally omits to give such assistance, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both; and if such assistance be demanded of him by a public servant legally competent to make such demand for the purposes of executing any process lawfully issued by a Court of Justice, or of preventing the commission of an offence, or suppressing a riot, or affray, or of apprehending a person charged with or guilty of an offence, or of having escaped from lawful custody, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.


Simply put

  • Anyone who is bound by law to provide assistance to public servant in discharge of his duty if  intentionally fails to provide such assistance then he/she shall punished with simple imprisonment which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both
  • If a public servant is legally competent to demand assistance from such a person for the purposes of executing any process lawfully issued by a Court of Justice, or of Preventing the  commission of an offence, or  suppressing a riot, or  affray, or of apprehending a person charged with or guilty of an offence, or of having escaped from lawful  custody then he/she shall be punished with  simple imprisonment for a term which  may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

            

          



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