What is Section 178 IPC?

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  1. Refusing oath or affirmation when duly required by public servant to
    make it —

    Whoever refuses to bind himself by an oath or affirmation to state the truth, when
    required so to bind himself by a public servant legally competent to require that he
    shall so bind himself, 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.
    —Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or
    both—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by the court in which the offence is
    committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a
    court, any Magistrate—Non-compoundable.
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