Provision

Whoever, being a public servant legally bound as such public servant to keep in confinement any person charged with or convicted of any offence [or lawfully committed to custody], negligently suffers such person to escape from confinement, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.


Simply Put

This section punishes a public servant who negligently suffers a person to escape from confinement or custody. It says that whoever, being a public servant legally bound as such either to keep in confinement any person charged with or convicted of an offence or lawfully committed to custody, negligently suffers such person to escape from confinement, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term extending up to 2 years, or with fine, or with both.



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