Provision

Whoever voluntarily causes grievous 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 ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply put

This section punishes voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty. It says that whoever voluntarily causes grievous hurt to any person being a public servant in the discharge of his duty as such public servant, or with intention to either 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 simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.



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