What is the punishment for public intoxication?

<font color="#000000" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">What is the punishment if you get arrested for public intoxication?</span></font><br>

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Section 510 in The Indian Penal Code

Misconduct in public by a drunken person.—Whoever, in a state of intoxication, appears in any public place, or in any place which it is a trespass in him to enter, and there conducts himself in such a manner as to cause annoyance to any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty-four hours, or with fine which may extend to ten rupees, or with both.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018


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