Provision

Whoever pretends to hold any particular office as public servant, knowing that he does not hold such office or falsely personates any other person holding such office, and in such assumed character does or attempts to do any act under colour of such office, 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

This section means if any person pretends to be a public officer, knowing that he doesn't actually holds that office, he falsely personates holding a public officer's office and does or attempt to do any act under the name of such office, that person shall be held liable and be imprisoned which can extend to a period of 2 years, or fine, or both.



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