Provision

Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any person being a public servant in the execution of his duty as such public servant, or with intent to prevent or deter that person from discharging his duty as such public servant, or in consequence of anything done or attempted to be done by such person to the lawful discharge of his duty as such public servant, 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

There must be an assault or use of criminal force to a public servant either in the execution of his duties in that capacity, or with the intention to prevent or deter him from discharging his duty in that capacity, or in consequence of anything done or attempted to be done by him in the lawful discharge of his duty in that capacity. The person shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to two years, or with fine, or with both.



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