Recently In Thane District of Maharashtra a theft accused has been hurled slippers at magistrate in the court. The magistrate has ducked in time and gets prevented from hitting. The accused name was Ashraf Ansari who was at an age of 22. He was arrested for theft and house trespass sometimes back in Bhiwandi town of Thane. The case has been registered by the police and he has been produced in the court. The magistrate found that he was guilty and gave him punishment. On hearing this, Ansari became angry and threw his slippers at the magistrate. But the magistrate managed to avoid getting hit. The police had surrounded him and escorted out of the court. Latter the accused was arrested and charged under Indian penal code 353 and 228. The Section 353 of the Indian Penal Code states about punishments for Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty and section 228 states about punishments for Intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding.
Section 353 in The Indian Penal Code, Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty.—Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any person being a public servant in the execution of his duty as such public servant, or with intent to prevent or deter that person from discharging his duty as such public servant, or in consequence of anything done or attempted to be done by such person in the lawful discharge of his duty as such public servant, shall be punished with imprisonment of either des c r i p tion for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
Section 228 in The Indian Penal Code, Intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding.—Whoever intentionally offers any insult, or causes any interruption to any public servant, while such public servant is sitting in any stage of a judicial proceeding, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both. State Amendment Andhra Pradesh.—In Andhra Pradesh offence under section 228 is cognizable.
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IPC 353 amended now up to 7 years imprisonment15 Mar 2019