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"Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension, or escape or rescue in cases not otherwise provided for"


Whoever, in any case not provided for in section 224 or section 225 or in any other law for the time being in force, intentionally offers any resistance or illegal obstruction to the lawful apprehension of himself or of any other person, or escapes or attempts to escape from any custody in which he is lawfully detained, or rescues or attempts to rescue anyother person from any custody in which that person is lawfullydetained, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both. 1. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and Sch., for "transportation for life". 2. The words "or to" omitted by Act 36 of 1957, s. 3 and Sch. II. 3. The word "transportation" omitted by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 Sch. 4. The words "penal servitude" rep. by Act 17 of 1949, s. 2. 5. Ss. 225A and 225B were subs. by Act 10 of 1886, s. 24(1), for s. 225A, which had been ins. by Act 27 of 1870, s.9.


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