CONTEMPTS OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS.

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Whoever absconds in order to avoid being served with a summons, notice or other proceeding from any public servant legally competent as such public servant to issue such summons notice or order shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to [one thousand five hundred rupees] or with fine. Or if the summons or notice or order is to attend in person or by agent or to produce a document in a court of justice with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to [three thousand rupees] or with fine.

Whoever in any manner intentionally prevents the serving on himself, or on other person of any summons notice or order proceeding from any public servant legally competent as such public servants to issue such summons, notice or order, or intentionally prevents the lawful affixing to any place of any such summons, order or notice, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to [one thousand five hundred rupees] or with fine, or if the summons, notice or order or proclamation is to attend in person or by agent, or to produce a document in a court of justice with simple imprisonment for a term for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to [three thousand rupees] or with fine.

Whoever being legally bound to attend in person or by an agent at a certain place and time in obedience to a summons, order, notice or proceeding from any public servant legally competent as such public servant to issue the same, intentionally omits to attend at that place or time, or departs from the place where he is bound to attend before the time at which it is lawful for him to depart, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to one thousand five hundred rupees or with both, or if the summons, notice, order or proclamation is to attend in person or by agent in a court of justice with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees or with both, or if the proclamation be under section 87 of the code of the criminal procedure, 1898 with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine or with both.

Whoever being legally bound to give any notice or to furnish information on any subject to any public servant as such intentionally omits to give such notice or to furnish such information in the manner and at the time required by law, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to one thousand five hundred rupees or with both; if the notice or information to be given is required by an order passed under sub-section 1 of section 565 of the code of the criminal procedure, 1898 with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six month, or with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees or with both.

Whoever corruptly uses or attempts to use as true or genuine evidence any evidence which he knows to be false or fabricated shall be punished in the same manner as if he gave or fabricated false evidence.

Whoever issues or signs any certificate required by law to be given or signed or relating to any fact of which such certificate is by law admissible in evidence, knowing or believing that such certificate is false in any material point shall be punished in the same manner as if he gave false evidence.

Whoever corruptly uses or attempts to use any such certificate as a true certificate, knowing the same, to be false in any material point shall be punished in the same manner as if he gave false evidence.

Whoever in any declaration made or subscribed by him, which declaration any court of justice or any public servant or other person is bound or authorized by law to knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, touching any point material to the object for which the declaration is made or used shall be punished in the same manner as if he gave false evidence.

Whoever knowing or having reason to believe that an offence has been committed, intentionally omits to give any information respecting that offence which he is legally bound to give shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months or with fine or with both.

Whoever falsely personates another and in such assumed character makes any admission or statement or confesses judgement or causes any process to be issued or becomes bail or security or does any other act in any suit or criminal prosecution shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years or with fine or with both.

Whoever fraudulently accepts, receives or claims any property or any interest therein knowing that he has no right or rightful claim to such property or interest or practices any deception touching any right to any property or any interest therein, intending thereby to prevent that property or interest therein form being taken as a forfeiture or in satisfaction of a fine under a sentence which has been pronounced or which he knows to be likely to be pronounced by a court of justice or other competent authority or from being taken in execution of a decree or order which has been made or which he knows to be likely to be made by a court of justice in a civil suit, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years or with both.

Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly, or with intent to injure or annoy any person makes in a court of justice any claim which he knows to be false shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine.

Whoever knowing or having reason to believe that any person is about to commit or have recently committed robbery or dacoity, harbors them or any of them, with the intention of facilitating the commission of such robbery or dacoity or of screening them or any them from punishment shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine.

Whoever being a public servant legally bound as such public servant to keep in confinement any person charged with or convicted of any offence or lawfully committed to custody, negligently suffers such persons to escape from confinement shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

VIOLATION OF CONDITIONS OF REMISSION OF PUNISHMENT.

Whoever having accepted any conditional remission of punishment, knowingly violates any condition on which such remission was granted shall be punished with the punishment to which he was originally sentenced if he has already suffered no part of that punishment and if he has suffered any part of that punishment then with so much of that punishment as he has not already suffered.

Whoever intentionally offers any insult or causes any interruption to any public servant while such public servant is sitting in any stage of a judicial proceeding, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees or with both.

PERSONATION OF A JUROR OR ASSESSOR.

Whoever by personation or otherwise shall intentionally cause or knowingly suffer himself to be returned, impaneled or sworn as a jury man or assessor in any case in which he knows that he is not entitled by law to be so returned, impaneled or sworn or knowing himself to have been so returned, impaneled or sworn contrary to law shall voluntarily serve on such jury or as such assessor shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

Order of conviction appealable. (1989 Pc r. LJ)

PUBLIC NUISANCE 1 ACT BE INJURIOUS TO HEALTH 2 TRADE OR OCCUPATION PROHIBITED OR REGULATED 3 ANNOYANCE TO PUBLIC IN GENERAL.

Court to follow procedure as laid down in Ss. 480 and 481.

labour court not included in S.476 Cr. Pc

procedure adopted and judgement given by trial court cannot be approved of by any stretch of imagination.

Magistrate can try case himself. Procedure strictly adhered to. Offence can not be tried by a court interrupted.

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