What is Section 170 IPC?

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  1. Personating a public servant —
    Whoever pretends to hold any particular office as a public servant, knowing that he does not hold such office or falsely personates any other person holding such office, and in such assumed character does or attempts to do any act under color of such office, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
    CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
    Punishment
    —Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both—Cognizable—Nonbailable— Triable by any Magistrate—Non Compoundable.
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