Provision

Whoever knowingly aids or assists any State prisoner or prisoner of war in escaping from lawful custody, or rescues or attempts to rescue any such prisoner, or harbours or conceals any such prisoner who has escaped from lawful custody, or offers or attempts to offer any resistance to the recapture of such prisoner shall be punished with [imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply put

  • Whosoever knowingly aids or assists or
  • Rescues or attempts to rescue

Of any State prisoner or prisoner of war in escaping from lawful custody

  • Whosoever Harbours or conceals
  • Offers or attempts to offer any resistance to recapture

 Of any State prisoner or prisoner of war who has escaped from lawful custody .

Then such an offender shall be punished with imprisonment of life or charged with fine + imprisonment for a term which may extend up to ten years

 

 



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