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Section 166A Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 166A Indian Penal Code

Section 166A of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Public servant disobeying direction under law. It is under CHAPTER IX (OF OFFENCESBY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS) of the Code.

Public servant disobeying direction under law

Whoever, being a public servant,–


(a) knowingly disobeys any direction of the law which prohibits him from requiring the attendance at any place of any person for the purpose of investigation into an offence or any other matter, or


(b) knowingly disobeys, to the prejudice of any person, any other direction of the law regulating the manner in which he shall conduct such investigation, or


(c) fails to record any information given to him under sub-section (1) of section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), in relation to cognizable offence punishable under section 326A, section 326B, section 354, section 354B, section 370, section 370A, section 376, section 376A, 2[section 376AB, section 376B, section 376C, section 376D, section 376DA, section 376DB], section 376E or section 509,


shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to two years, and shall also be liable to fine.]


STATE AMENDMENT



Arunachal Pradesh.–


Amendment of section 166A.–In section 166A of the principal Act, in clause (c), for the words, figures and letters “section 326A, section 326B, section 354, section 354A, section 370, section 370A, section 376, section 376A, section 376B, section 376C, section 376D, section 376E or section 509” the words, figures and letters “section 326A, section 326B, section 354, sub-sections (2) and (3) of section 354A, section 354B, section 354C, sub-sections (2) of section 354D, section 370, section 370A, section 376, section 376A, section 376AA, section 376B, section 376C, section 376D, section 376DA, section 376E or section 509” shall be substituted.

See also  Section 435 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

[Vide Arunachal Pradesh Act 3 of 2019, s. 3]

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