Section 170 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 170 Indian Penal Code

Section 170 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about  Personating a public servant. It is under CHAPTER IX (OF OFFENCESBY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS) of the Code.

Personating a public servant

Whoever pretends to hold any particular office as a public servant, knowing that he does not hold such office or falsely personates any other person holding such office, and in such assumed character does or attempts to do any act under colour of such office, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

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