What are the contempt of  the lawful authority of public servants? Classification of offences under Section 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189 and 190 of Indian Penal Code 1860.

 

Offences of contempt of lawful authority of public servants under Section 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189 and 190 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Classification of offences relating to elections are:

 

CHAPTER X - CONTEMPT OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS

 

IPC Section

 

Offence

 

 

Punishment

 

Cognizable or non-cognizable

 

Bailable or non-bailable

 

By what court triable

 

172 IPC

 

Absconding to avoid service of summons of other proceeding from a public servant.

 

Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

   

If summons or notice require attendance in person, etc., in a Court of Justice.

 

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

173 IPC

 

Preventing the service of the affixing of any summons of notice, or the removal of it when it has been affixed, or preventing a proclamation.

 

Simple imprisonment for 1 months, or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

   

If summons, etc., require attendance in person, etc., in a Court of Justice.

 

Simple imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

174 IPC

 

Not obeying a legal order to attend at a certain place in person or by agent, or departing therefrom without authority.

 

Simple imprisonment for 1 month or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

   

If the order requires personal attendance, etc., in a Court of Justice.

 

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

175 IPC

 

Internationally omitting to produce a document to a public servant by a person legally bound to produce or deliver such document.

 

Simple imprisonment for 1 month or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a Court, any Magistrate.

   

If the document is required to be produced in or delivered to a Court of Justice.

 

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a Court, any Magistrate.

 

176 IPC

 

Intentionally omitting to give notice or information to a public servant by a person legally bound to give such notice or information.

 

Simple imprisonment for 1 month or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

   

If the notice or information required respects the commission of an offence, etc.

 

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

   

If the notice or information is required by an order passed under sub-section (1) of section 356 of this Code.

 

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

177 IPC

 

Knowingly furnishing false information to a public servant.

 

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

   

If the information required respects the commission of an offence, etc.

 

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

178 IPC

 

Refusing oath when duly required to take oath by a public servant.

 

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a Court, any Magistrate.

 

179 IPC

 

Being legally bound to state truth and refusing to answer questions.

 

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a Court, any Magistrate.

 

180 IPC

 

Refusing to sign a statement made to a public servant when legally required to do so.

 

Simple imprisonment for 3 months, or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a Court, any Magistrate.

 

181 IPC

 

Knowingly stating to a public servant on oath as true that which is false.

 

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the First Class

 

182 IPC

 

Giving false information to a public servant in order to cause him to use his lawful power to the injury or annoyance of any person.

 

Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

183 IPC

 

Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant.

 

Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

184 IPC

 

Obstructing of property offered for sale by authority of a public servant.

 

Imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

185 IPC

 

Bidding, by a person under a legal incapacity to purchase it, for property at a lawfully authorised sale, or bidding without intending to perform the obligations incurred there by.

 

Imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 200 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

186 IPC

 

Obstructing public servant in discharge of his public functions.

 

Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

187 IPC

 

Omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give such assistance.

 

Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 200 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

 

 

Wilfully neglecting to aid a public servant who demands aid in the execution of process, the prevention of offences, etc.

 

Simple imprisonment for 6 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

188 IPC

 

Disobedience to an order lawfully-promulgated by a public servant, if such disobedience causes obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed.

 

Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 200 rupees, or both.

 

Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

   

If such disobedience causes danger to human life, health or safety, etc.

 

Imprisonment for 6 month, or fine of 1000 rupees, or both.

 

Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

189 IPC

 

Threatening a public servant with injury to him or one in whom he is interested, to induce him to do or forbear to do any official act.

 

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

190 IPC

 

Threatening any person to induce him to refrain from making a legal application for protection from injury.

 

Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both.

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 
 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCES UNDER INDIAN PENAL CODE 1860

Chapter V Abetment - Section 109, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115,116, 117, 118, 119, 120 of IPC

Chapter VA Criminal Conspiracy - Section 120B of IPC

Chapter VI Offences against the State - Section 121, 121a, 122, 123, 124, 124a, 125,,126, 127, 128, 129 and 130 of IPC

Chapter VII Offences relating to the Army, Navy and Air Force - Section 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 and 140 of IPC

Chapter VIII Offences against public tranquility - Section 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 153A, 153B, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159 and 160 of IPC

Chapter IX Offences by or relating to public servants - Sections 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 165A, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170 of 171 IPC

Chapter IVA offences relating to elections - Sections 171E, 171F, 171G, 171H and 171I of IPC

Chapter X Contempt of the lawful authority of pubic servants - Sections 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190 of IPC

 

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