Whoever, knowing or having reason to believe that an offence has been committed, causes any evidence of the commission of that offence to disappear, with the intention of screening the offender from legal punishment, or with that intention gives any information respecting the offence which he knows or believes to be false,If a capital offence.- shall, if the offence which he knows or believes to have been committed is punishable with death, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine;If punishable with imprisonment for life.- and if the offence is punishable with *[imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment which may extend to ten years, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine;If punishable with less than ten years' imprisonment.- And if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for any term not extending to ten years, shall be punished with imprisonment of the description provided fro the offence, for a term which may extend to one-fourth part of the longest term of the imprisonment provided for the offence, or with fine, or with both.IllustrationA, knowing that B has murdered Z, assists B to hide the body with the intention of screening B from punishment. A is liable to imprisonment of either description for seven years, and also to fine.*Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and Sch., for "transportation for life" (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
Kala @ Chandrakala Vs. State Through Inspector of Police
Rambraksh @ Jalim Vs. State of Chhattisgarh
Sheikh Sintha Madhar @ Jaffer @ Sintha etc. & Anr Vs. State and another
State of Punjab Vs. Bittu & Anr. ETC, ETC.
Bimla Devi Vs. Rajesh Singh & Anr.
State of Rajasthan Vs. Ramesh
Rajvinder Singh Vs. State of Haryana
Ram Sunder Sen Vs. Narender @ Bode Singh Patel
Ganga Bai Vs. State of Rajasthan
State of Karnataka Vs. Chand Basha
Eshwarappa Vs. State of Karnataka
State of Madhya Pradesh & Ors. Vs. Anand Mohan & Anr.
Indradeo Sao and Ors. Vs. State of Bihar
Raja @ Rajinder Vs. State of Haryana
State of Rajasthan Vs. Surja Ram
Vijay Pal Singh and Others Vs. State of Uttarakhand
Jagdish & Ors. Vs. State of Uttaranchal
Suresh & Anr. Vs. State of Haryana
Vasanta Sampat Dupare Vs. State of Maharshtra
Munni @ Syed Akbar Vs. State of Inspector Of Police
Ramaiah @ Rama Vs. State of Karnataka
Selvam Vs. State Thr. Insp. of Police
Dharam Deo Yadav Vs. State of U.P.
Sanghian Pandian Rajkumar Vs. Central Bureau of Investigation & Anr.
Kanhaiya Lal Vs. State of Rajasthan
Anil @ Anthony Arikswamy Joseph Vs. State of Maharashtra
N.S.Nagendra Vs. State of Karnataka
State of Gujarat Vs. Ratansingh @ Chinubhai Anopsinh Chauhan
Dr. Sunil Clifford Daniel Vs. State of Punjab
Neel Kumar @ Anil Kumar Vs. State of Haryana
Rajesh Talwar and Dr. Mrs. Nupur Talwar Vs. C.B.I (Delhi) & Anr
Satyavir Singh Rathi Vs. State Thr. C.B.I.
Jaladhar Mondal Vs. State of West Bengal
Inspector of Police, Tamil Nadu Vs. John David
Md. Mannan @ Abdul Mannan Vs. State of Bihar
Chandran @ Manichan Vs. State of Kerala
Rukia Begum Vs. State of Karnataka
Sahebrao Mohan Berad Vs. State of Maharashtra
Ramesh Vs. State of Rajasthan
Wakkar and another Appellants with Sheikh Zakaullah Vs. The State of U.P.
State Through C.B.I. Vs. Mahender Singh Dahiya
Dasrath Vs. State of M.P.
Brahm Singh Patwal Vs. State of Uttarakhand
JAVED MASOOD AND ANOTHER Vs. STATE OF RAJASTHAN
VIKRAM SINGH & ORS. Vs. STATE OF PUNJAB
MUSHEER KHAN @ BADSHAH KHAN & ANR. Vs. STATE OF M.P.
AFTAB AHMAD ANASARI Vs. STATE OF UTTARANCHAL