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IPC Section 181: False Statement On Oath Or Affirmation To Public Servant Or Person Authorised To Administer An Oath Or Affirmation
Whoever, being legally bound by an oath 1 or affirmation to state the truth on any subject to any public servant or other person authorized by law to administer such oath 2 or affirmation, makes, to such public servant or other person as aforesaid, touching that subject, any statement which is false, and which he either knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.
- The words British India have successively been subs. by the A. O. 1948, the A. O. 1950 and Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and the Sch., to read as above.
- The words “British India” have successively been subs. by the A. O. 1948, the A. O. 1950 and Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and the Sch., to read as above.
-Text In Indian Penal Code
|Offence||Knowingly stating to a public servant, on oath as True that which is false|
|Punishment||3 Years + Fine|
|Triable By||Magistrate First Class|
|Offence Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable|