Provision

Whoever keeps any person in wrongful confinement, knowing that a writ for the liberation of that person has been duly issued, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years in addition to any term of imprisonment to which he may be liable under any other section of this Chapter.


Simply Put

This section punishes wrongful confinement of a person for whose liberation a writ has been issued. It states that whoever keeps any person in wrongful confinement with the knowledge that a writ for his liberation has been duly issued, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 2 years, and this term will be in addition to any term of imprisonment to which he may be liable under any other section of this chapter. The last part of the section makes the offence under this section quite serious. The prosecution must prove that the offender knew that a writ for the liberation of the person being wrongfully confined by him had been duly issued.



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