Whoever assaults or threatens to assault, or obstructs or attempts to obstruct, any public servant in the discharge of his duty as such public servant, in endeavouring to disperse an unlawful assembly, or to suppress a riot or affray, or uses, or threatens, or attempts to use criminal force to such public servant, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

Simply Put

  • Whosoever assaults or
  • threatens to assault or
  • obstructs or
  • uses or
  • threatens or
  • attempts to use criminal force or
  • attempts to obstruct any public servant who is doing his duty to disperse such an unlawful assembly or doing his duty to suppress a riot or affray,

then such an offender shall be charged with fine or imprisoned up to three years or both.

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