What is Protection Officers and members of service providers to be public servants? What is Penalty for breach of protection order by respondent? Section 30 and 31 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

Protection Officers and members of service providers to be public servants and Penalty for breach of protection order by respondent are defined under section 30 and 31 of Domestic Violence Act 2005. Provisions under these sections are:

 

Section 30 of Domestic Violence Act "Protection Officers and members of service providers to be public servants"

The Protection Officers and members of service providers, while acting or purporting to act in pursuance of any of the provisions of this Act or any rules or orders made there under shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).


 

Section 31 of Domestic Violence Act "Penalty for breach of protection order by respondent"

1. A breach of protection order, or of an interim protection order, by the respondent shall be an offence under this Act and shall be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to twenty thousand rupees, or with both.

2. The offence under sub-section (1) shall as far as practicable be tried by the Magistrate who had passed the order, the breach of which has been alleged to have been caused by the accused.

3. While framing charges under sub-section (1), the Magistrates may also frame charges under section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) or any other provision of that Code or the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (28 of 1961), as the case may be, if the facts disclose the commission of an offence under those provisions.

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