Provision

Whoever, knowing that, by an order promulgated by a public servant lawfully empowered to promulgate such order, he is directed to abstain from a certain act, or to take certain order with certain property in his possession or under his management. disobeys such direction, shall, if such disobedience causes or tends to cause obstruction, annoyance or injury, or risk of obstruction, annoyance or injury, to any persons lawfully employed, 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 disobedience causes or tends to cause danger to human life, health or safety, or causes or tends to cause a riot or affray, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.


Simply put

  • Anyone who is aware that an order has been circulated by a public servant for abstaining the person from committing certain act or to take certain order with certain property in his possession or under his management if fails to obey and such disobedience causes or tends to cause hindrance, annoyance or injury or there is a risk of hindrance, annoyance or injury  to any people lawfully employed then such a person shall be imprisoned for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both.
  • If such disobedience causes or tends to cause danger to human life, health or safety, or causes or tends to cause a riot or affray, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.


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