Provision

Whoever intentionally offers any resistance or illegal
obstruction to the lawful apprehension of any other person for an offence, or rescues or attempts to rescue any other person from any custody in which that person is lawfully detained for an offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both;
or, if the person to be apprehended, or the person rescued or attempted to be rescued, is charged with or liable to be apprehended for an offence punishable with [imprisonment for life] or imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine;
or, if the person to be apprehended or rescued, or attempted to be rescued, is charged with or liable to be apprehended for an offence punishable with death, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine;
or, if the person to be apprehended or rescued, or attempted to be rescued, is liable under the sentence of a Court of Justice, or by virtue of a commutation of such a sentence, to [imprisonment for life], or imprisonment, for a term of ten years or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine;
or, if the person to be apprehended or rescued, or attempted to be rescued, is under sentence of death, shall be punished with [imprisonment for life] or imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding ten years, and shall also be liable to fine


Simply Put

Intentional offering of resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of an offender or rescuing or attempting to rescue a person from lawful custody has been made an offence under this section. The section states that whoever either intentionally offers any resistance or illegal obstruction to the lawful apprehension of any other person for an offence, or rescues or attempts to rescue any other person from any such custody to which he has been detained lawfully for any offence, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 2 years, or with fine, or with both; or, if the offence with respect to the person as described above is punishable with imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for a term extending up to 10 years, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 3 years, and shall also be liable to fine; or, if the offence with respect to the person as described above is punishable with death, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 7 years, and shall also be liable to fine; or, if the offence with respect to the person as described above is liable under the sentence to a court of justice, or by virtue of a commutation of such a sentence, to imprisonment for life, or to imprisonment for a term of 10 years or more, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 7 years, and shall also be liable to fine; or, if such a person as stated above is under sentence of death, shall be punished with imprisonment for life or simple imprisonment for a term up to 10 years, and shall also be liable for fine.



You might like reading these


Have a Legal Issue?

Get connected to the Best Lawyers and Chartered Accountants Near You!