Section 281 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 – Explained!
The section requires that the accused must exhibit any false light, mark or buoy. The prosecution must also establish that while doing so he must have intention or knowledge that it is likely that any navigator would be misled by such exhibition. The quantum of the penalty shows that the offence is viewed very seriously.
The offence under this section is cognizable, bailable and non-compoundable, and is triable by magistrate of the first class.