Section 191 Indian Penal Code: Giving false evidence
It is stated in the above section that whoever makes any statement which is false, and which she/he either knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, is said to give false evidence. Section 193 Indian Penal Code: Punishment for giving false evidence
Whoever intentionally gives false evidence in any stage of a judicial proceeding, or fabricates false evidence for the purpose of being used in any stage of a judicial proceeding, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years.
BUT, as stated in Section 2(d) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO) – any person below the age of 18 years is a child.
The above case will come under the purview of Section 22(2) of the POCSO Act which states that if a false complaint has been made or false information has been provided by a child; no punishment shall be imposed on a child.
This topic was modified 5 days, 5 hours ago by Intern.