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      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.

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