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Being aware of likelihood to commit crime is punishable, if not reported.




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01 Apr, 2012 9:13a.m.

The times of India report on A. K. Antonys involvement in the Tatra truck deal makes it clear that it's not only about committing crime, but even withholding the knowledge of committing crime or even the knowledge of the likely hood of committing crime is punishable. Defence Minister AK Antony could face up to six months in jail if it is established that he was negligent in not reporting the allegation of bribery relating to the sale of Tatra trucks to the Indian Army, according to one interpretation of the law.

(The  Times of India article :  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Tatra-truck-deal-Antony-faces-jail-for-neglect-of-duty/articleshow/12488251.cms

The Section 39 of the Code of Criminal Procedures provides the provision for the punishment of the person who is aware of such information. It says Every person, aware of the commission of, or of the intention of any other person to commit, any offence punishable under any of the following sections of the Indian Penal Code, (45 of 1860 ), namely. (Vire details :  http://indiankanoon.org/doc/164335/ )


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