- Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of capital offence —
Whoever gives or fabricates false evidence, intending thereby to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause, any person to be convicted of an offence which is capital by the law for the time being in force in India shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine;
if innocent person be thereby convicted and executed — and if an innocent person be convicted and executed in consequence of such false evidence, the
person who gives such false evidence shall be punished either with death or the punishment hereinbefore described.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Para I: Punishment—Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine—Non-cognizable—Non-bailable—Triable by Court of Session—Noncompoundable.
Para II: Punishment—Death or as above—Non-cognizable—Non-bailable— Triable by Court of Session—Non-compoundable.
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