Section 264 BNS – Section 264 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 264 BNS or Section 264 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape, on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise provided for.

Section 264 of BNS is part of CHAPTER XIV OF FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 264 BNS

Whoever, being a public servant legally bound as such public servant to apprehend, or to keep in confinement, any person in any case not provided for in section 259, section 260 or section 261, or in any other law for the time being in force, omits to apprehend that person or suffers him to escape from confinement, shall be punished—

(a) if he does so intentionally, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both; and

(b) if he does so negligently, with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.




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