What is Absconding to avoid summons? What is the punishment for absconding to avoid summons? Section 172 of Indian Penal Code 1860

Absconding to avoid summons and punishment for absconding under Indian Penal Code is defined under Section 172 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under section 172 are:

 

Section 172 of Indian Penal Code. "Absconding to avoid summons"
Whoever absconds in order to avoid being served with a summons, notice or order, proceeding from any public servant legally competent, as such public servant, to issue such summons, notice or order, 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 or notice or order is to attend in person or by agent, or to produce a document 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.

 

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