Different IPC sections against violators of prohibitory orders

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News:Government has said that those violating the lockdown orders can face legal action under various sections of the Indian Penal Code,1860.

Facts:

  • Section 188: It states that any person who disobeys an order given by a public servant will be punished with imprisonment upto 1 month and if that disobedience causes danger to human life,the term may extend to six months.
  • Section 269: It states that anybody who does an unlawful or negligent act which is likely to spread an infectious disease dangerous to life can be punished with imprisonment upto 6 months.Besides, a fine can also be imposed on such a person.
  • Section 270: It states that anybody who does an act with a deliberate intention which he/she knows is likely to spread an infectious disease dangerous to life can be punished with imprisonment upto two years or with a fine.
  • Section 271: It states that if anybody who knowingly disobeys any rule made with the object of isolating places where an infectious disease prevails, then the person can be punishable with six month imprisonment.