Medico Legal Corner
What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 04 December 2018
Threatening any person i.e. criminal intimidation is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and the same is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If any person threatens the doctor, then the doctor can lodge an FIR under Section 503/506 IPC against the said persons for committing the offence of criminal intimidation.The relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code are reproduced hereunder:
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