Section 271 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 271 Indian Penal Code

Section 271 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Disobedience to quarantine rule. It is under CHAPTER XIV (OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE, DECENCYAND MORALS) of the Code.

Disobedience to quarantine rule

Whoever knowingly disobeys any rule made and promulgated 1 [by the 2 *** Government 3 ***] for putting any vessel into a state of quarantine, or for regulating the intercourse of vessels in a state of quarantine with the shore or with other vessels, for regulating the intercourse between places where an infectious disease prevails and other places, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.

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