Section 3 Police Act, 1922


Section 3 Police Act, 1922: 

Penalty for causing disaffection, etc.—Whoever, intentionally causes or attempts to cause, or does any act which he knows is likely to cause disaffection towards 4 the Government establishment by law in 5 [India] amongst the members of a police-force, or induces or attempts to induce or does any act which he knows is likely to induce, any member of a police-force to withhold his services or to commit a breach of discipline, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both. Explanation.—Expression of disapprobation of the measures of the Government with a view to obtain their alteration by lawful means, or of disapprobation of the administrative or other action of the Government, do not constitute an offence under this section unless they cause or are made for the purpose of causing or are likely to cause disaffection. state amendment

(Maharashtra) —(a) Section 3 renumbered as sub-section (1) thereof and in sub-section (1) so renumbered for the portion beginning with the words “shall be punished” and ending with the words “or with both” the following portion substituted, namely:— “shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or with both: Provided that, in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgment of the Court, such imprisonment shall not be less than six months and such time shall not be less than five hundred rupees”.

(b) After sub-section (1) of section 3 add the following sub-section (2), namely:— “(2) All offences under this Act shall be cognisable and non-bailable”. [Vide Maharashtra Act 23 of 1983, sec. 2 (w.r.e.f. 18-1-1983)]

Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Leading Case Law Related to Section 3 Police Act, 1922:  

N.Sengodan vs Secretary To Govt.Home Chennai & on 1 July, 2013

Krishna Gopal Singh And Ors. vs State Of U.P. on 9 February, 1999

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