Definition of IPC 216:Indian Penal Code IPC-216

Harbouring offender who has escaped from custody or whose apprehension has been ordered.

Classification :

This section is Bailable, Cognizable and Non-compoundable.

Triable By :

Magistrate of the first class

Punishment :

According to Para 1 – Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

According to Para 2 – Imprisonment for 3 years, with or without fine.

According to Para 3 – Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both.