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.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Punishment—The same as for the giving or fabricating false evidence—Non- cognizable—Bailable.—Triable by court by which offence of giving false evidence is triable—Non-compoundable.