Definition of IPC 179:Indian Penal Code IPC-179

Refusing to answer public servant authorized to question.

Classification :

This section is Bailable, Non-cognizable and Non-compoundable.

Triable By :

The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a court, any Magistrate.

Punishment :

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both.