What is the punishment for violating Lockdown Orders?

Last updated on May 31, 2024

The punishments for violating lockdown orders are:

Offence Punishment
Negligently spreading the infection of disease The punishment is jail time of up to 6 months or/and  fine1
Running away from hospitals during and after the period of testing The punishment is jail time of up to 6 months or/and  fine1
Disobeying a public servant doing their duty The punishment is jail time of up to 1 month or/and a fine of Rs. 2002
Causing a riot or group fighting The punishment is jail time of up to 2 years or/and  a fine3
Causing danger to human life, health or safety The punishment is jail time of up to 6 months or/and  a fine of Rs. 10002

The police can file an FIR if someone violates  the laws given above. To read more on the First Information Report, see our explainer on FIR.


  1. Section 269, the Indian Penal Code, 1860. [] []
  2. Section 188, Indian Penal Code, 1860. [] []
  3. Section 147, Indian Penal Code, 1860. []

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