What is the punishment for filing a false complaint in India?


Filing a false complaint in India is a serious offence and can result in legal consequences. The punishment for filing a false complaint will depend on the nature of the complaint and the specific laws that were violated.

In general, filing a false complaint can be charged under Section 182 of the Indian Penal Code 1, which states that intentionally giving false information to a public servant can result in a fine and imprisonment of up to six months.

In addition to criminal charges, the person who files the false complaint may also face civil liability for any damages or harm caused as a result of the false complaint. It is important to note that falsely accusing someone can also lead to legal action against the accuser, such as a defamation lawsuit.

Overall, it is important to make sure that any complaints or accusations made are truthful and supported by evidence, in order to avoid any potential legal consequences for filing a false complaint.

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