Whoever, being a public servant, knowingly disobeys any direction of the law as to the way in which he is to conduct himself as such public servant, intending to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will, by such disobedience, cause injury to any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

Simply Put

This section means a public servant is supposed to uphold the law and when that servant knowingly disobeys law which he should not and by doing this cause injury to another person, such public officer shall be held liable under this section and shall be imprisoned for a term which can extend to one year, or fine, or both.

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