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"Non-attendance in obedience to an order from public servant"

Description

Whoever, being legally bound to attend in person or by anagent at a certain place and time in obedience to a summons, notice,order, or proclamation proceeding from any public servant legallycompetent, 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 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 at Calcutta, in obedience to a subpoena issuing from that Court, a term which may extend to six months, orto one thousand rupees, or with both.


Explanation

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Illustration

(a) A, being legally bound to appear before the 1*[High Court] intentionally omits to appear. A has committed the offence defined in this section. (b) A, being legally bound to appear before a 2*[District Judge], as a witness, in obedience to a summons issued by that 2*[District Judge] intentionally omits to appear. A has committed the offence defined in this section.