What is Section 176 IPC?

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  1. Omission to give notice or information to public servant by person
    legally bound to give it —

    Whoever, being legally bound to give any notice or to furnish information on any
    subject to any public servant, as such, intentionally omits to give such notice or to
    furnish such information in the manner and at the time required by law, shall be
    punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or
    with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both, or, if the notice or
    information required to be given respects the commission of an offence, or is
    required for the purpose of preventing the commission of an offence, or in order to
    the apprehension of an offender, 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, or, if the notice or information required to be given is required by an
    order passed under sub-section (1) of section 565 of the Code of Criminal
    Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898) with imprisonment of either description for a term
    which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand
    rupees, or with both.
    CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
    Para I: Punishment
    —Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or
    both—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Noncompoundable.
    Para II: Punishment—Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees,
    or both—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Noncompoundable.
    Para III: Punishment—Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or
    both—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Noncompoundable.

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