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"Escape from confinement or custody negligently suffered by publicservant"

Description

Whoever, being a public servant legally bound as such public servant to keep in confinement any person charged with or convicted of any offence 2*[or lawfully committed to custody], negligently suffers such person 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.


Explanation

The punishment in this section is in addition to the punishment for which the person to be apprehended or detained in custody was liable for the offence with which he was charged, or of which he was convicted.


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