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Indian Penal Code -

225A. Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape, on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise, provided for

Whoever, being a public servant legally bound as such public servant to

 

  1. The words “or penal servitude for life” omitted by Act 17 of 1949, s. 2 (w.e.f. 6-4-1949).
  2. The words “or to” omitted by Act 36 of 1957, s. 3 and the Second Sch.
  3. The word “transportation” omitted by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch. (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
  4. The words “or penal servitude” omitted by Act 17 of 1949, s. 2 (w.e.f. 6-4-1949).
  5. Ins. by Act 27 of 1870, s. 8.
  6. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., for “transportation for life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
  7. The words “or to” omitted by Act 36 of 1957, s. 3 and the Second Sch.
  8. The word “transportation” omitted by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch. (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
  9. The words “penal servitude” omitted by Act 17 of 1949, s. 2 (w.e.f. 6-4-1949).
  10. Subs. by Act 10 of 1886, s. 24(1), for section 225A which had been ins. by Act 27 of 1870, s. 9.

 

apprehend, or to keep in confinement, any person in any case not provided for in section 221, section 222 or section 223, or in any other law for the time being in force, omits to apprehend that person or suffers him to escape from confinement, shall be punished

    1. if he does so intentionally, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine or with both; and
    2. if he does so negligently, with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

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