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.