Section 157 BNS – Section 157 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 157 BNS or Section 157 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Public servant negligently suffering such prisoner to escape.

Section 157 of BNS is part of CHAPTER VII OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act

Definition of Section 157 BNS

Whoever, being a public servant and having the custody of any State prisoner or prisoner of war, negligently suffers such prisoner to escape from any place of confinement in which such prisoner is confined, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.

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