AIIMS November 2011 – MCQ 25

If a doctor indulges in giving a false medical certificate to a patient, he is liable to be prosectuted under?
A. Sec 137 IPC
B. Sec 157 IPC
C. Sec 197 IPC
D. Sec 147 IPC

Correct answer : C. Sec 197 IPC

Issuing or signing false certificates:
Section 197 and 198 relate to issue of false certificate. Section 197 makes issuing or signing of a false certificate, and section 198 using as a true certificate a certificate known to be false, punishable.
Ref: Textbook Of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology: Principles And Practice By Vij

Section 197. Issuing or signing false certificate
Whoever issues or signs any certificate required by law to be given or signed, or relating to any fact of which such certificate is by law admissible in evidence, knowing or believing that such certificate is false in any material point, shall be punished in the same manner as if he gave false evidence.


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