Nature of grievance

There are several offences being defined under IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, against Public Servants, and in relation to Public office. Depending upon the nature of acts and omissions attributed and alleged against the Public Servant, the applicable section may be invoked against him.


Sr. No.

Offence

1

IPC Section 119 against Public Servant concealing design to commit offence which it is his duty to prevent

2

IPC Section 120 against whoever including Public Servant concealing design of commission of offence

3

IPC Section 166 against Public Servant disobeying law with intent to cause injury to any person

4

IPC Section 166A(a) against Public Servant disobeying direction of law in respect of Summoning any person for the purpose of investigation

5

IPC Section 166A(b) against Public Servant disobeying direction of law in respect of investigation of any offence

6

IPC Section 166A(c) against Public Servant disobeying direction of law in respect of registration of F.I.R. in certain offences against Women

7

IPC Section 167 against Public Servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury

8

IPC Section 213 against Public Servant for taking gifts etc. to screen / protect an offender from punishment

9

IPC Section 214 against Public Servant or any person for offering gift etc. to protect offender

10

IPC Section 217 against Public Servant for disobeying direction of law to save person from punishment or forfeiture of property

11

IPC Section 219 against Public Servant for corruptly making Report etc. in judicial proceedings contrary to law

12

IPC Section 220 against Public Servant for illegally sending for trial or to confinement

13

IPC Section 221 against Public Servant for intentional omission to apprehend

14

IPC Section 339 against Public Servant or whoever for wrongful restraint

15

IPC Section 340 against Public Servant or whoever for wrongful confinement

16

IPC Section 405 against Public Servant or whoever for criminal breach of trust

17

IPC Section 409 against Public Servant for criminal breach of trust

18

Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, Section 7 against Public Servant for taking gratification other than legal remuneration

19

Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, Section 8 for taking gratification by corrupt or illegal means to influence public servant

20

Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, Section 9 for taking gratification for exercise of personal influence with Public Servant

21

Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, Section 11 against Public Servant for Bribery

22

Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, Section 13 against Public Servant for Criminal misconduct


If the person Accused is apparently not directly involved in the alleged offence, but has caused the occurrence of the offence by way of indirect participation in the crime or otherwise, the criminal liability may be fastened upon such persons on the basis of sharing the “common intention” as suggested and defined u/s 34 of IPC; or by way of “abetment” as suggested and defined u/ss 107 to 116 of IPC; or by way of “criminal conspiracy” as suggested and defined u/s 120A of IPC, 1860. Read further at links below.

http://thepracticeoflawjalan.blogspot.in/2012/04/offence-common-intention-criminal.html

http://thepracticeoflawjalan.blogspot.com/2013/01/abetment.html

http://thepracticeoflawjalan.blogspot.com/2012/04/offence-criminal-conspiracy.html