Whoever, being a public servant intending to facilitate or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby facilitate the commission of an offence which it is his duty as such public servant to prevent,
1[voluntarily conceals, by any act or illegal omission or by the use of
encryption or any other information hiding tool, the existence of a design]
to commit such offence, or makes any representation which he knows to be
false respecting such design,
if offence be committed.- shall, if the offence be committed, be punished with imprisonment of any description provided for the offence, for a term which may extend to one-half of the longest term of such imprisonment, or with such fine as is provided for that offence, or with both;
if offence be punishable with death, etc.or, if the offence be punishable with death or 2[imprisonment for life], with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years;
if offence be not committed.- or, if the offence be not committed, shall be punished with imprisonment of any description provided for the offence for a term which may extend to one-fourth part of the longest term of such imprisonment or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with both.
A, an officer of police, being legally bound to give information of all designs to commit robbery which may come to his knowledge, and knowing that B designs to commit robbery, omits to give such information, with intent to facilitate the commission of that offence. Here A has by an illegal omission concealed the existence of B's design, and is liable to punishment according to the provision of this section.
1. Subs. by Act 10 of 2009, s. 51, for "voluntarily conceals, by any act or illegal omission, the existence of a design" (w.e.f. 27-10-2009).
2. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., "for transportation for
life" (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
Section 106 Right of private defence against deadly assault when there is risk of harm to innocent person
Section 107 Abetment of a thing
Section 108A Abetment in Indian of offences outside India
Section 109 Punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence and when no express provision is made for its punishment
Section 110 Punishment of abetment if person abetted does act with different intention from that of abettor
Sector 111 Liability of abettor when one act abetted and different act done
Section 112 Abettor when liable to cumulative punishment for act abetted and for act done
Section 113 Liability of abettor for an effect caused by the act abetted different from that intended by the abettor
Section 114 Abettor present when offence is committed
Section 115 Abetment of offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life.-if offence not committed, if act causing harm be done in consequence.
Section 116 Abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment, if offence be not committed. if abettor or person abetted be a public servant whose duty it is to prevent offence
Section 117 Abetting commission of offence by the public or by more than ten persons
Section 118 Concealing design to commit offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life
Section 119 Public servant concealing design to commit offence which it is his duty to prevent
Section 120 Concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment