section 147


147 Every one who (a) rescues any person from lawful custody or assists any person in escaping or attempting to escape from lawful custody, (b) being a peace officer, wilfully permits a person in his lawful custody to escape, or (c) being an officer of or an employee in a prison, wilfully permits a person to escape from lawful custody therein, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.