Provision

Whoever, being legally bound to attend in person or by an agent at a certain place and time in obedience to a summons, notice, order, or proclamation proceeding from any public servant legally competent, as such public servant, to issue the same, intentionally omits to attend at that place or time, or departs from the place where he is bound to attend before the time at which it is lawful for him to depart, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both;

or, if the summons, notice, order or proclamation is to attend in person or by agent in a Court of Justice, with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.


Simply put

  • Whosoever if legally bound to attend the notice, summons, order or  proclamation proceeding  in  person or by an agent issued by a public servant who is legally competent to issue the same and the person if intentionally fails to attend or departs from the place before time when he is lawfully bound to depart then such an offender shall be punished with imprisonment for a term that may extend to one month or with fine that may extend to five hundred rupees or with both
  • If the summons, notice, order or proclamation is to attend in person or by agent in a Court of Justice and the offender fails to follow the given instructions then he/she will be imprisoned up to six months or with fine that may extend up to one thousand rupees or both.


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