Whoever secretes or destroys any 1 [document and electronic record] which
he may be lawfully compelled to produce as evidence in a Court of Justice,
or in any proceeding lawfully held before a public servant, as such, or
obliterates or renders illegible the whole or any part of such 1 [document
or electronic record] with the intention of preventing the same from being
produced or used as evidence before such Court or public servant as
aforesaid, or after he shall have been lawfully summoned or required to
produce the same for that purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment of
either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine,
or with both.
1. Subs. by Act 21 of 2000, s. 91 and the First Sch., for "document" (w.e.f. 17-10-2000).