Section 216 BNS – Section 216 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 216 BNS or Section 216 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “False statement on oath or affirmation to public servant or person authorised to administer an oath or affirmation.

Section 216 of BNS is part of CHAPTER XIII OF CONTEMPTS OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 216 BNS

Whoever, being legally bound by an oath or affirmation to state the truth on any subject to any public servant or other person authorised by law to administer such oath 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.




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