Provision

Whoever voluntarily causes hurt to any person being a public servant in the discharge of his duty as such public servant, or with intent to prevent or deter that person or any other public servant from discharging his duty as such public servant, or in consequence of anything done or attempted to be done by that person in the lawful discharge of his duty as 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

Voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from discharging his duty etc. has been made a punishable offence under this section. The section states that whoever voluntarily causes hurt to any public servant in the discharge of his duty as such public servant, or with the intention of preventing or deterring that public servant or any other public servant from discharging his duty as such public servant, or in consequence of either anything done or attempted to be done by that public servant in the lawful discharge of his duty as such public servant, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to three years, or with fine, or with both.



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