Provision

Whoever secrets or destroys any document which he may be lawfully compelled to produce as evidence in a Court of Justice, or in any proceeding lawfully held before a public servant, as such, or
obliterates or renders illegible the whole or any part of such document with the intention of preventing the same from being produced or used as evidence before such Court or public servant as aforesaid,
or after he shall have been lawfully summoned or required to produce the same for that purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with
fine, or with both.


Simply Put

This section means if a person destroyes certain evidence which he was supposed to produce in front of the court of justice or any other legal proceeding before a public servant, if the document is wholly or partially destroyed then the person responsible will be imprisoned for a persiod which may extend to 2 years, or fine, or both.



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