Section 8 Official Secrets Act, 1923


Section 8 Official Secrets Act, 1923: 

 Duty of giving information as to commission of offences.—

(1) It shall be the duty of every person to give on demand to a Superintendent of Police, or the police officer not below the rank of Inspector, empowered by an Inspector-General or Commissioner of Police in this behalf, or to any member of 23 [the Armed Forces of the Union] engaged on guard, sentry, patrol or other similar duty, any information in his power relating to an offence or suspected offence, under section 3 or under section 3 read with section 9 and, if so required, and upon tender of his reasonable expenses, to attend at such reasonable time and place as may be specified for the purpose of furnishing such information.

(2) If any person fails to give any such information or to attend as aforesaid, he shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to 24 [three years] or with fine, or with both.

Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Leading Case Law Related to Section 8 Official Secrets Act, 1923:

Manohar Lal Sharma vs Narendra Damodardas Modi on 10 April, 2019

Mrs. Susheela Misra vs Delhi Administration on 29 August, 1983

Shyamlal Mohanlal vs State Of Gujarat on 14 December, 1964

Har Jas Dev Singh vs State Of Punjab & Ors on 25 July, 1973

State Of Haryana & Others vs Mohinder Singh on 7 February, 2000

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