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FIRST SCHEDULE

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCES

Explanatory Note. A-(1) In regard to offences under the Indian Penal Code, the entries in the second and third Columns against a section the number of which is given in the first column are not intended as the definition of, and the punishment prescribed for, the offence in the Indian Penal Code, but merely as indication of the substance of the section.

(2) In this Schedule, (i) the expression A "Magistrate of the first class A" and A "Any Magistrate A" include Metropolitan Magistrates but not Executive Magistrate; (ii) the word A "cognizable A" stands for A "a police officer may arrest without warrant A"; and (iii) the word A "non-cognizable A" stands for A "a police officer shall not arrest without warrant".

1. OFFENCES UNDER THE INDIAN PENAL CODE

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or non-cognizable Bailable or non-bailable By what court triable
1 2 3 4 5 6

CHAPTER VA-ABETMENT

109 Abetment of any offence, if the act abetted is committed inconsequence, and where no express provision is made for its punishment. Same as for offence abetted. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence abetted is triable.

110 Abetment of any offence, if the person abetted does the act with a different intention from that of the Abettor. Same as for offence abetted. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence abetted is triable.

111 Abetment of any offence, when one act is abetted and a different act is done; subject to the proviso. Same for offence intended to be abetted. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence abetted is triable.

113 Abetment of any offence, when an effect is caused by the act abetted different from that intended by the abettor. Same as for offence committed. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence abetted is triable.

114 Abetment of any offence, if abettor is present when offence is committed. Same as for offence committed. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.

115 Abetment of an offence, Punishable with death or imprisonment for life, if the offence be not committed in consequence of the abetment. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 14 years and fine. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. Non-bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.

If an act which causes harm to be done inconsequence of the abetment. Imprisonment for 14 years and fine. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. Non-bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.

116 Abetment of an offence, Punishable with imprisonment, if the offence be not committed in consequence of the abetment. Imprisonment extending To a quarter part of the longest term provided for The offence, or fine, or Both. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence abetted is triable.

If the abettor or the person abetted be a public servant whose duty it is to prevent the offence. Imprisonment extending To half of the longest term provided for the offence, Or fine or both. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence abetted is triable.

117 Abetting the commission of an offence by the public, or by more than ten persons. Imprisonment for 3 years, Or fine, or both. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence abetted is triable.

118 Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, if the offence be committed. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine A According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. Non-bailable Bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.

If the offence be not committed. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. Bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.

119 A public servant concealing a design to commit an offence which it is his duty to prevent, if The offence be committed.

A Imprisonment extending To half of the longest term provided for the offence, Or fine, or both. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Non-bailable. Bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.
If the offence be punishable with death or imprisonment for life. Imprisonment for 10 years. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. Non-bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.

If the offence be not committed. Imprisonment extending To a quarter part of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. Bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.

120 Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment, if offence be committed. Imprisonment extending To one-eighth part of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Bailable. Court by which offence abetted is triable.

If the offence be not committed Imprisonment extending to one-eighth part of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. Bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.

CHAPTER VAA-CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY

120B Criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term of 2 years or upwards. Any other criminal conspiracy. Same as for abetment of the offence which is the object of the conspiracy. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. According as the offence which is the object of conspiracy is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence which is object of conspiracy is bailable or non-bailable. Bailable Court by which abetment of the offence which is the object of conspiracy is triable. Magistrate of the first class.
Any other criminal conspiracy. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable A Magistrate of the first class.

CHAPTER VIA-OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE

121 Waging or attempting to wage war, or abetting the waging of war, against the Government of India. Death or imprisonment for life and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

121A Conspiring to commit certain offences against the State. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

122 Collecting arms, etc., with The intention of waging War against the Government of India. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

123 Concealing with intent to facilitate a design to wage War. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

124 Assaulting President,

Governor, etc., with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

124A Sedition. Imprisonment for life and fine, or imprisonment for 3 years and fine, or fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

125 Waging war against any Asiatic power in alliance or at peace with the Government of India, or abetting the waging of such war. Imprisonment for life and fine, or imprisonment for 7 years and fine, or fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

126 Committing depredation On the territories of any power in alliance or at peace with the Government of India. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine, and forfeiture of certain property. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

127 Receiving property taken by war or depredation mentioned in sections 125 And 126. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine, and forfeiture of certain property. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

128 Public servant voluntarily allowing prisoner of State or war in his custody to escape. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

129 Public servant negligently suffering prisoner of State or war in his custody to escape. Simple imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

130 Aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring, such prisoner, or offering Any resistance to the recapture of such prisoner.

Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

CHAPTER VIIA-OFFENCES RELATING TO THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE

131 Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce an officer, soldier sailor or airman from his allegiance or duty. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

132 Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence thereof. Death, or imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

133 Abetment of an assault by An officer, soldier, sailor Or airman on his superior officer, when in the execution of his office. Imprisonment for 3 years
and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

134 Abetment of such assault, if the assault is committed. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

135 Abetment of the desertion of an officer, soldier, sailor or airman Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

136 Harbouring such an officer, soldier, sailor or airman who has deserted. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

137 Deserter concealed on board merchant vessel, through negligence of master or person in charge thereof. Fine of 500 rupees Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

138 Abetment of act of insubordination by an officer, soldier, sailor or airman, if the offence be committed in consequence. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

140 Wearing the dress or carrying any token used by a soldier, sailor or airman with intent that it may be believed that he is such a soldier, sailor or airman. Imprisonment for 3 months or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

CHAPTER VIII A-OFFENCES AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRANQUILLITY

143 Being member of an unlawful assembly. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

144 Joining an unlawful assembly armed with any deadly weapon. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

145 Joining or continuing in an unlawful assembly, Knowing that it has been commanded to disperse. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

147 Rioting. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

148 Rioting armed with deadly Weapon. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

149 If an offence be committed by any member of an unlawful assembly, every other member of such assembly shall be guilty of the offence. The same as for the offence. According as offence is cognizable or non-Cognizable According as offence is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which the offence is triable.

150 Hiring, engaging or employing persons to Take part in an unlawful assembly. The same as for a member of such assembly and for any offence committed by any member of such assembly. Cognizable According as offence is bailable or non-bailable Court by which the offence is triable.

151 Knowingly joining or continuing in any assembly of five or more Persons after it has been commanded to disperse. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

152 Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

153 Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot, if rioting be committed. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

If not committed. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

153A Promoting enmity between classes. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

Promoting enmity between classes in place of worship, etc. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

5[153AA Knowingly carrying arms in any procession or organising or holding or taking part in any mass drill or mass training with arms. imprisonment for 6 months and fine of 2,000 rupees Ditto. Ditto. Any Magistrate.]

153B Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable 6 [Magistrate of the first-class.]

If committed in a place of public worship etc. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

154 Owner or occupier of land non giving information of riot, etc. Fine of 1,000 rupees. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

155 Person for whose benefit or on whose behalf a riot takes place not using all lawful means to prevent it. Fine of 1,000 rupees. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

156 Agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit a riot is committed not using all lawful means to prevent it. Fine of 1,000 rupees. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

157 Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful assembly. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

158 Being hired to take part in an unlawful assembly or riot. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate Or to go armed. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

160 Committing affray. Imprisonment for one month, or fine of 100 rupees, or both.

Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

CHAPTER IXA-OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS

1 161 Being or expecting to be a public servant, and taking A gratification other than Legal remuneration in respect of an official act. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

1 162 Taking a gratification in order, by corrupt or illegal means, to influence a public servant. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

1 163 Taking a gratification for the exercise of personal influence with a public servant. Simple imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

1 164 Abetment by public servant of the offences defined in the last two preceding clauses with reference to himself. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

1 165 Public servant obtaining any valuable thing, without consideration, From a person concerned in any proceeding or business transacted by Such public servant. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

1 165A Punishment for abetment of offences punishable under section 161 or section 165. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

166 Public servant disobeying a direction of the law with intent to cause injury to any person. Simple imprisonment for 1 year or fine, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

167 Public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

168 Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade. Simple imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

169 Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both and confiscation of property, if purchased. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

170 Personating a Public servant. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Any Magistrate.

171 Wearing grab or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent. Imprisonment for 3 months or fine or 200 rupees, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

CHAPTER IX AA-OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS

171E Bribery. Imprisonment for 1 year, of fine, or both, or if only, fine only. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the First class.

171F Undue influence at an election. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the First class.
Personation at an election. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the First class.

171G False statement in connection with an election. Fine. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the First class.

171H Illegal payments in connection with elections. Fine of 500 rupees. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the First class.

171I Failure to keep election accounts.

Fine of 500 rupees. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the First class.

CHAPTER X A-CONTEMPTS OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS

172 Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding from a public servant. Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

If summons or notice require attendance in person, etc., in a court of Justice. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

173 Preventing the service or The affixing of any summons of notice, or the removal of it when it has been affixed, or preventing a reclamation, Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate If summons etc., require attendance in person, etc. in a court of Justice. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

174 Not obeying a legal order to attend at a certain place in person or by agent, or departing therefrom without authority. Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
If the order requires personal attendance, etc., in court of Justice. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

5 [174A Failure to appear at specified place and specified time as required by a proclamation published under sub-section (1) of section 82 of this Code. Imprisonment for 3 years or with fine or with both Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.
In a case where declaration has been made under sub-section (4) of section 82 of this Code pronouncing a person as proclaimed offender. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine Ditto Ditto Ditto]

175 Intentionally omitting to produce a document to a public servant by a person legally bound to produce deliver such document. Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both 6 [Non-cognizable] 6 [Bailable]

The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a court, any Magistrate.

If the document is required to be produced in or delivered to a court of Justice. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. 7 [Ditto]

8 [Ditto]

The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a court, any Magistrate.

176 Intentionally omitting to Give notice or information to a public servant by a person legally bound to Give such notice or information Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

If the notice or information required respects the commission of an offence, Etc. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

If the notice or information is required by an order passed under sub-section (1) of section 356 of this Code. Imprisonment for 6 month, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

177 Knowingly furnishing false information to a public servant. Imprisonment for 6 month, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

If the information required respects the commission of an offence, etc, Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

178 Refusing oath when duly required to take oath by a public servant. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a court, any Magistrate.

179 Being legally bound to state truth, and refusing to answer questions. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provision of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a court, any Magistrate.

180 Refusing to sign statement made to a public servant when legally required to do so. Simple imprisonment for 3 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both Non-Cognizable Bailable The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provision of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a court, any Magistrate.

181 Knowingly stating to a public servant, on oath as True that which is false. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

182 Giving false information to a public servant in order to cause him to use his lawful power to the injury or annoyance of any person. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

183 Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

184 Obstructing sale of property offered for sale by authority of a public servant. Imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

185 Bidding, by a person under a legal incapacity to purchase it, for property at a lawfully authorized Sale, or bidding without intending to perform the obligations incurred thereby. Imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 200 rupees, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

186 Obstructing public servant in discharge of his public functions. Imprisonment for 3 months of fine 500 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

STATE AMENDMENT

2 Andhra Pradesh

Offence under section 186 is cognizable.

187 Omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give such assistance. Simple imprisonment for 1 months, or fine of 200 rupees, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

Wilfully neglecting to aid a public servant who demands aid in the execution of process, the prevention of offences, Etc. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

188 Disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant, it such disobedience causes obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed. Simple imprisonment for one months, or fine of 200 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

If such disobedience causes danger to human life, health or safety, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

189 Threatening a public servant with injury to him or one in whom he is interested, to induce him to do or forbear to do any official act. Imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

STATE AMENDMENT

3 Andhra Pradesh

Offence under section 189 is cognizable.

190 Threatening any person to induce him to refrain From making a legal application for protection From injury. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

STATE AMENDMENT

3 Andhra Pradesh

Offence under section 189 is cognizable.

CHAPTER XI A-FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCE AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE

193 Giving or fabricating false evidence in a judicial proceeding. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
Giving or fabricating false evidence in any other case. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

194 Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to cause any person to be convicted of a capital offence. Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Non-Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of Session
If innocent person be thereby convicted and executed. Death, or as above. Non-Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of Session

195 Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 7 years or upwards. The same as for the offence. Non-Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of Session

7 [195A Threatening any person to give false evidence. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable. Court by which offence of giving false evidence is triable.

If innocent person is convicted and sentenced in consequence of false evidence with death, or imprisonment for more than seven years. The same as for the offence. Ditto Ditto Ditto]

196 Using in a judicial proceeding evidence known to be false or fabricated. The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence. 8 [Non-Cognizable] According as offence of giving such evidence is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence of giving or fabricating false evidence is triable.

197 Knowingly issuing or signing a false certificate relating to any fact of which such certificate is by law admissible in evidence. The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence Non-Cognizable Bailable Court by which offence of giving or fabricating false evidence is triable.

198 Using as a true certificate one known to be false in a material point. The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence Non-Cognizable Bailable Court by which offence of giving or fabricating false evidence is triable.

199 False statement made in any declaration which by law receivable as evidence. The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence Non-Cognizable Bailable Court by which offence of giving or fabricating false evidence is triable.

200 Using as true any such declaration known to be false. The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence. Non-cognizable Bailable Court by which offence of giving false evidence is triable.

201 Causing disappearance of evidence of an offence committed, or giving false information touching it to screen the offender, if a capital offence. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Court of Session.
If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If punishable with less than 10 years' imprisonment. Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Court by which the offence is triable.

202 Intentional omission to give information of an offence by a person legally bound to inform. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

203 Giving false information respecting an offence committed. Imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

204 Secreting or destroying any document to prevent its production as evidence. Imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

205 False personation for the purpose of any act or proceeding in a suit or criminal prosecution, or for becoming bail or security. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

206 Fraudulent removal or concealment, etc., of property to prevent its seizure as a forfeiture, or in satisfaction of a fine under sentence, or in execution of a decree. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

207 Claiming property without right, or practicing deception touching any right to it, to prevent its being taken as a forfeiture or in satisfaction of a fine under sentence, or in execution of a decree. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

208 Fraudulently suffering a decree to pass for a sum not due, or suffering decree to be executed after it has been satisfied. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

209 False claim in a court of Justice. Imprisonment for 2 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

210 Fraudulently obtaining a decree for a sum not due, or causing a decree to be executed after it has been satisfied. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

211 False charge of offence made with intent to injure. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If offence charged be punishable with imprisonment for 7 years or upwards. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If offence charged be capital or punishable with imprisonment for life. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Court of Session.

212 Harbouring an offender, if the offence be capital. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If punishable with imprisonment for 1 year and not for 10 years. Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term, and of the description, provided for the offence, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

213 Taking gift, etc., to screen an offender from punishment if the offence be capital. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class If punishable with imprisonment for less then 10 years. Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

214 Offering gift or restoration of property in consideration of screening offender if the offence be capital. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

If punishable with imprisonment for less then 10 years. Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

215 Taking gift to help to recover movable property of which a person has been deprived by an offence without causing apprehension of offender. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

216 Harbouring an offender who has escaped from custody, or whose apprehension has been ordered, if the offence be capital. Imprisonment of 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years, with or without fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class
If punishable with imprisonment for 1 year and not for 10 years. Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

216A Harbouring robbers or dacoits. Rigorous imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

217 Public servant disobeying a direction of law with intent to save person from punishment, or property from forfeiture. Imprisonment of 2 years, or fine or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

218 Public servant framing an incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment, or property from forfeiture. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

219 Public servant in a judicial proceeding corruptly Making and pronouncing an order, report, Verdict, or decision which he knows to be contrary to law. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

220 Commitment for trial or confinement by a person Having authority, who Knows that he is Acting contrary to law. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

221 Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of a public servant bound by law to apprehend an offender, if the offence be Capital. Imprisonment for 7 years, with or without fine. According as the offence in relation to which such omission has made is cognizable or non-cognizable. Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years. with or without fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If punishable with imprisonment for less than 10 years. Imprisonment for 2 years, with or without fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

222 Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of A public servant bound by law to apprehend person under sentence of a court of Justice if under sentence of death. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 14 years, with or without fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.
If under sentence of imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years, or upwards Imprisonment for 7 years, with or without fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If under sentence of imprisonment for less than 10 years of lawfully committed to custody. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

223 Escape from confinement negligently suffered by a public servant. Simple imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

224 Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

225 Resistance or obstruction to the lawful apprehension of any person, or, rescuing him from lawful custody. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

If charged with an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or, imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If charged with a capital offence. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If the person is sentenced to imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, or upwards. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If under sentence of death. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of Session.

225A Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise provided for: A--

(a) in case of intentional omission or sufferance. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

(b) in case of negligent omission or sufferance. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

225B Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension, or escape or rescue in cases not otherwise provided for. Imprisonment for 6 months, of fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

227 Violation of condition of remission of punishment. Punishment of original sentence, or if part of the punishment has been undergone, the residue. Cognizable Non-bailable The court by which the original offence was triable.

228 Intentional insult or interruption to a public servant sitting in any stage of a judicial proceeding. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both Non-cognizable Bailable The court in which the offence is committed subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI.

STATE AMENDMENT

3 Andhra Pradesh:

Offence under section 228 is cognizable.

4[228A Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences, etc. Imprisonment for two years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
Printing or publication of a proceeding without prior permission of court Imprisonment for two years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

229 Personation of a juror or assessor. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

5[229A Failure by person released on bail or bond to appear in Court. Imprisonment for 1 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.]

1. Section 161 to 165A of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) repealed by the Prevention of Corruption Act,1988 (49 of 1988), section 31, (w.e.f. 9-9-1998).

2. VideA.P.G.O. Ms. No. 782, dated5th December, 1991.

3. VideA.P.G.O. Ms. No. 732, dated5th December, 1991.

4. Inserted by Act 43 of 1983, section 5 (w.e.f. 25-12-1983).

5. Inserted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005.

6. Substituted for the word "Ditto"by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005.

7. Insertedby The Criminal Law (Amendment), 2005.

8. Substituted for the word "Ditto"by The Criminal Law (Amendment), 2005.

 

CHAPTER XII-OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS

231 Counterfeiting, or performing any part of the process of counterfeiting coin. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

232 Counterfeiting, or performing any part of the process of counterfeiting Indian coin. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

233 Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting coin. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

234 Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting Indian coin. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

235 Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session.

If Indian coin. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

236 Abetting, in India, the counterfeiting, out of India, of coin. The punishment provided for abetting the counterfeiting of such coin within India. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session.

237 Import or export of counterfeit coin, knowing the same to be counterfeit. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

238 Import or export of counterfeit of Indian coin, knowing the same to be counterfeit. Imprisonment for life, or Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

239 Having any counterfeit coin known to be such when it came into possession, and delivering, etc., the same to any person. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

240 Same with respect to Indian coin. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

241 Knowingly delivering to another any counterfeit coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or 10 times the Value of the coin counterfeited, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate

242 Possession of counterfeit coin by a person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

243 Possession of Indian coin by a person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

244 Person employed in a Mint causing coin to be of a different weight or composition from that fixed by law. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

245 Unlawfully taking from a Mint any coining instrument. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

246 Fraudulently diminishing the weight or altering the composition of any coin. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

247 Fraudulently diminishing the weight or altering the composition of Indian coin. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

248 Altering appearance of any coin with intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

249 Altering appearance of Indian coin with intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

250 Delivery to another of coin possessed with the knowledge that it is altered. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

251 Delivery of Indian coin possessed with the knowledge that it is altered. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

252 Possession of altered coin by a person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

253 Possession of Indian coin by a person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof. Imprisonment for 5 years
and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

254 Delivery to another of coin as genuine which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be altered. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or 10 times the value of the coin. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

255 Counterfeiting a Government stamp. Imprisonment for life, or Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

256 Having possession of an instrument or material for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

257 Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

258 Sale of counterfeit Government stamp. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

259 Having possession of a counterfeit Government stamp. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

260 Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be counterfeit. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

261 Effacing any writing from a substance bearing a Government stamp, or removing from a document a stamp used for it, with intent to cause a loss to Government. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

262 Using a Government stamp known to have been before used. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

263 Erasure of mark denoting that stamps have been used. Imprisonment for 3 years or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

263A Fictitious stamps. Fine of 200 rupees. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

CHAPTER XIII-OFFENCES RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

264 Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

265 Fraudulent use of false weight or measure. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

266 Being in possession of false weights or measures for fraudulent use. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

267 Making or selling false weights or measures for fraudulent use. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

CHAPTER XIV-OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE, DECENCY AND MORALS

269 Negligently doing any act known to be likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

270 Malignantly doing any act known to be likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

271 Knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

272 Adulterating food or drink intended for sale, so as to make the same noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

273 Selling any food or drink as food and drink, knowing the same to be noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

274 Adulterating any drug or medical preparation intended for sale so as to lessen its efficacy, or to change its operation, or to make it noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Non-cognizable 15 [Non-bailable] Any Magistrate.

275 Offering for sale or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation known to have been adulterated. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Non-cognizable 15 [Bailable]
Any Magistrate.

276 Knowingly selling or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation as a different drug or medical preparation Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

STATE AMENDMENTS

(Sections 272 to 276)

1 Uttar Pradesh:
For the existing entries against sections 272, 273, 274, 275and 276 in the First Schedule, the following shall be substituted:-

"272 Adulterating food or drink intended for sale, so as to make the same noxious. Imprisonment for life, with or without fine Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

273 Selling any food or drink as food and drink, knowing the same to be noxious. Imprisonment for life, with or without fine Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

274 Adulterating any drug or medical preparation intended for sale so as to lessen its efficacy, or to change its operation, or to make it noxious. Imprisonment for life, with or without fine Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

275 Offering for sale or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation known to have been adulterated. Imprisonment for life, with or without fine Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

276 Knowingly selling or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation as a different drug or medical preparation Imprisonment for life, with or without fine Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

2West Bengal:

For the existing entries against sections 272, 273, 274, 275 and 276 in the First Schedule, the following shall be substituted:-

"272 Adulterating food or drink intended for sale, so as to make the same noxious. Imprisonment for life, with or without fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

273 Selling any food or drink, as food and drink, knowing the same to be noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees. or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

274 Adulterating any drug or medical preparation intended for sale so as to lessen its efficacy, or to change its operation, or to make it noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees. or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

275 Offering for sale or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation known to have been adulterated. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees. or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

276 Knowingly selling or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation as different drug or medical preparation. Imprisonment for life, with or without fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

277 Defiling the water of a public spring or reservoir. Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine of 500 rupees, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

278 Making atmosphere noxious to health. Fine of 500 rupees Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

279 Driving or riding on a public way so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

280 Navigating any vessel so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

281 Exhibition of a false light, mark or buoy. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

282 Conveying for hire any person by water, in a vessel in such a state, or so loaded, as to endanger his life Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

283 Causing danger, obstruction or, injury in any public way or line of navigation. Fine of 200 rupees. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

284 Dealing with any poisonous substance so as to endanger human life, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

285 Dealing with fire or any combustible matter so as to endanger human life, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine 1,000 rupees, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

286 So dealing with any explosive substance. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine 1,000 rupees, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

287 So dealing with any machinery. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine 1,000 rupees, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

288 A person omitting to guard against probable danger to human life by the fall of any building over which he has a right entitling him to pull it down or repair it. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine 1,000 rupees, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

289 A person omitting to take order with any animal in his possession, so as to guard against danger to human life, or of grievous hurt, from such animal. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

290 Committing a public nuisance. Fine of 200 rupees. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

291 Committing a nuisance after injunction to discontinue. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

292 Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc. On first conviction, with imprisonment for 2 years, and with fine of 2,000 rupees and, in the event of second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment for five years and with fine of 5,000 rupees Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

STATE AMENDMENTS

3 Orissa:

Same as in Tamil Nadu.

4Tamil Nadu:

In the first Schedule, for the entries relating to sections 292-A and 293, the following entries shall be substitutes, namely:-

"292A Printing etc. of grossly in- decent or scurrilous matter or matter intended for blackmail. Imprisonment of either description for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

293 Sale etc., of obscene objects to young persons. On the first conviction with imprisonment for 3 years, and fine of 2,000 rupees and in the event of second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment for 7 years, and with fine of 5,000 rupees. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

294 Obscene Songs. Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

294A Keeping a lottery office. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine, or both Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
Publishing proposal relating to lotteries.

 

Fine of 1,000 rupees. Ditto Bailable Ditto

STATE AMENDMENTS

5 Andhra Pradesh:

Section 294 A has been repealed.

6 Gujarat:

Same as that of Maharashtra

7 Maharashtra:

Section 294A has been repealed

8 Mysore (Karnataka):

In its application to the whole of Mysore except Bellary District, the provisions of section 249A are repealed.

1 Uttar Pradesh:

Section 294A has been repealed.

CHAPTER XV- OFFENCES RELATING TO RELIGION

295 Destroying, damaging or defiling a place of worship or sacred object with intent to insult the religion of any class of persons. Imprisonment for 2 years, of fine, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

295A Maliciously insulting the religions or the religious beliefs of any class. Imprisonment for 3 years, of fine, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

STATE AMENDMENT

5 Andhra Pradesh:

Offence under section 295A is cognizable.

296 Causing a disturbance to an assembly engaged in religious worship. Imprisonment for 1 year, of fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

297 Trespassing in place of worship or sepulchre, disturbing funeral with intention to wound the feeling or to insult the religion of any person, or offering indignity to a human corpse. Imprisonment for 1 year, of fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

298 Uttering any word or making any sound in the hearing or making any gesture, or placing any object in the sight of any person, with intention to wound his religious feelings. Imprisonment for 1 year, of fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

STATE AMENDMENT

11 Andhra Pradesh:
Offence under section 298 is cognizable.

302 Murder. Death or imprisonment for life, and fine. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.

303 Murder by a person under Sentence of imprisonment for life. Death. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.

304 Culpable homicide not amounting to murder, if act by which the death is caused is done with intention of causing death, etc. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.

If act is done with knowledge that it is likely to cause death, but without any intention to cause death, etc. Imprisonment for 10 years or fine, or both. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.

304A Causing death by rash or negligent act. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

9 [304B Dowry death. Imprisonment of not less than 7 years but which may extend to imprisonment for life. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.]

305 Abetment of suicide committed by child or insane or delirious person idiot, or a person intoxicated. Death, or imprisonment of life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.

306 Abetting the Commission of suicide Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.

307 Attempt to murder. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.

If such act causes hurt to any person. Imprisonment for life or Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.
Attempt by life-convict to murder, if hurt is caused Death or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine, Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.

308 Attempt to commit culpable homicide. Imprisonment for 3 years or fine, or both. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.
If such act causes hurt to Any person. Imprisonment for 3 years or fine, or both. Cognizable No-bailable Court of Session.

309 Attempt to commit suicide. Simple imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

311 Being a thug. Imprisonment for life and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of session.

312 Causing miscarriage. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If the woman be quick with child. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

313 Causing miscarriage without woman's consent. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

314 Death caused by an act done with intent to cause miscarriage. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

If act done without woman's consent. Imprisonment for life, or as above. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

315 Act done with intent to prevent a child being born alive, or to cause it to die after its birth. Imprisonment for 10 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

316 Causing death of a quick unborn child by an act amounting to culpable homicide. Imprisonment for 10 years, or fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

317 Exposure of a child under 12 years of age by parent or person having care of it with intention of wholly abandoning it. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

318 Concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

323 Voluntarily causing hurt. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

324 Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable 15 [Non-bailable] Any Magistrate.

325 Voluntarily causing grievous hurt. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable 15 [Bailable]
Any Magistrate.

326 Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

327 Voluntarily causing hurt to extort property or a valuable security, or to constrain to do anything which is illegal or which may facilitate the commission of an offence. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

328 Administering stupefying drug with intent to cause hurt, etc. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

329 Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort property or a valuable security, or to constrain to do any thing which is illegal, or which may facilitate the commission of an offence. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

330 Voluntarily causing hurt to extort confession or information of property, etc. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

331 Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort confession or information or to compel restoration of property, etc. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

332 Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty. Imprisonment for 3 years or fine, or both Cognizable 14 [Ditto]
Magistrate of the first class.

333 Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable 13 [Ditto]
Court of Session.

334 Voluntarily causing hurt on grave and sudden provocation, not intending to hurt any other than the person who gave the provocation. Imprisonment for 1 month or fine of 500 rupees, of both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

335 Causing grievous hurt on Grave and sudden provocation, not intending to hurt and other than the person who gave the provocation Imprisonment for 4 years, or fine of 2,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

336 Doing and act which endangers human life or the personal safety of others. Imprisonment for 3 months or fine of 250 rupees, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

337 Causing grievous hurt by an act which endangers human life, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 500 rupees, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

338 Causing grievous hurt by an act which endangers human life, etc. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

341 Wrongfully restraining any person. Simple imprisonment for 1 months, or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

342 Wrongfully confining any person. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

343 Wrongfully confining for 3 more days. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

344 Wrongfully confining for 10 or more days. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

345 Keeping any person in wrongful confinement, knowing that a writ has been issued for his liberation. Imprisonment for 2 years by addition to imprisonment under any other section. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

346 Wrongful confinement in secret. Imprisonment for 2 years by addition to imprisonment under any other section. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

347 Wrongful confinement for the purpose of extorting property, or constraining to an illegal act, etc. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

348 Wrongful confinement for the purpose of extorting confession or information, or of compelling restoration of property, etc. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.


352 Assault or use of criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation. Imprisonment for 3 months,
or fine of 500 rupees, or


both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.


353 Assault or use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty. Imprisonment for 2 years,
or fine, or both. Cognizable 15 [Non-bailable] Any Magistrate.


354 Assault or use of criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty. Imprisonment for 2 years,

or fine, or both. Cognizable 15 [Bailable]

Any Magistrate.

STATE AMENDMENT

3 Orissa:

Offence under section 354 is Non-bailable.

355 Assault or criminal force

with intent to dishonour
a person, otherwise than
on grave and sudden provocation. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-cognizable Any Magistrate.

STATE AMENDMENTS
(Sections 354 and 355)

5 Andhra Pradesh:

For the existing entries against sections 354 and 355, the following shall be substituted:-

354 Assault or use of criminal force to a woman with
intent to outrage her modesty Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

355 Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour a person, otherwise than on grave and sudden provocation. Imprisonment for 2 years,

 

or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate."

356 Assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property worn or carried by a person. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

357 Assault or use of criminal Force in attempt wrongfully to confine a person. Imprisonment for 1 year or
fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

358 Assault or use of criminal Force on grave and sudden provocation. Simple imprisonment for one month, or fine of 200
rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

363 Kidnapping. Imprisonment for 7 years,

and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

STATE AMENDMENT

1 Uttar Pradesh:

In the entries relating to section 363 of the column 5. for the word "Bailable" the word "Non-bailable" shall be substituted.

363A Kidnapping or obtaining the custody of a minor in order that such minor may be employed or used for purposes of begging. Maiming a minor in order that such minor may be employed or used for purposes of begging. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine Imprisonment for life and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session.

364 Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder. Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

10 [364A Kidnapping for ransom, etc. Death, or imprisonment for life, and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

365 Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

366 Kidnapping or abducting a woman to compel her marriage or to cause her defilement etc. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

366A Procuration of minor girl. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

366B Importation of girl from foreign country. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

367 Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject a person to grievous hurt, slavery, etc. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

368 Concealing or keeping in confinement a kidnapped person. Punishment for kidnapping or abduction. Cognizable Non-bailable Court by which the kidnapping or abduction is triable.

369 Kidnapping or abducting a child with intent to take property from the person of such child. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

370 Buying or disposing of any person as slave. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

371 Habitual dealing in slaves. Imprisonment for life, or Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session

372 Selling or letting to hire a minor for purposes of prostitution, etc. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session

373 Buying or obtaining possession of a minor for the same purposes. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session

374 Unlawful compulsory labour. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

11 [376 Rape. Imprisonment for life or Imprisonment for ten years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session
Intercourse by a man with his wife not being under twelve years of age Imprisonment for two years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Court of Session

376A Intercourse by a man with his wife during separation. Imprisonment for two years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Court of Session

376B Intercourse by public servant with woman in his custody. Imprisonment for five years and fine. Cognizable (but no arrest shall be made without a warrant or without an order of a Magistrate). Bailable Court of Session

376C Intercourse by superintendent of jail, remand home, etc. Imprisonment for five years and fine. Cognizable (but no arrest shall be made without a warrant or without an order of a Magistrate). Bailable Court of Session

376D Intercourse by manager, etc., of a hospital with any woman in that hospital. Imprisonment for five years and fine. Cognizable (but no arrest shall be made without a warrant or without an order of a Magistrate). Bailable Court of Session

12377 Unnatural offences. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the First class.

CHAPTER XVII-OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY

379 Theft. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

380 Theft in a building, tent or vessel. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

381 Theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master or employer. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate

382 Theft, after preparation having been made for causing death, or hurt, or restraint or fear of death, or of hurt or of restraint, in order to the committing of such theft, or to retiring after committing it, or to retaining property taken by it. Rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

384 Extortion. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

385 Putting or attempting to put in fear of injury, in order to commit extortion. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

386 Extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

387 Putting or attempting to put a person in fear of death or grievous hurt in order to commit extortion. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

388 Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for to years. If the offence threatened be an unnatural offence. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for life. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

389 Putting a person in fear of accusation of an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years in order to commit extortion. If the offence be an unnatural offence. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for life. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

392 Robbery. Rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If committed on the highway between sunset and sunrise. Rigorous imprisonment for 14 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

393 Attempt to commit robbery. Rigorous imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

394 Person voluntarily causing hurt in committing or attempting to commit robbery, or any other person jointly concerned in such robbery. Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

395 Dacoity. Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

396 Murder in Dacoity. Death, Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

397 Robber or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt. Rigorous imprisonment for not less than 7 years. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

398 Attempt to commit robbery or dacoity when armed with deadly weapons. Rigorous imprisonment for not less than 7 years. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

399 Making preparation to commit dacoity. Rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session

400 Belonging to a gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing dacoity. Imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session

401 Belonging to a wandering gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing thefts. Rigorous imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

402 Being one of five or more persons assembled for the purpose of committing dacoity. Rigorous imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

403 Dishonest misappropriation of movable property, or converting it to one's own use. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

404 Dishonest misappropriation of property, knowing that it was in possession of a deceased person at his death, and that it has not since been in the possession of any person legally entitled to it. Imprisonment for 3 year and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If by clerk or person employed by deceased. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

406 Criminal breach of trust. Imprisonment for 3 years or fine, or both Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

407 Criminal breach of trust by a carrier, wharfinger, etc. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

408 Criminal breach of trust by a clerk or servant. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

409 Criminal breach of trust by public servant or by banker, merchant or agent, etc. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

411 Dishonestly receiving stolen property knowing it to be stolen. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

412 Dishonestly receiving stolen property, knowing that it was obtained by dacoity. Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

413 Habitually dealing in stolen property. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session

414 Assisting in concealment or disposal of stolen property, knowing it to be stolen. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or other Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

417 Cheating. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

418 Cheating a person whose interest the offender was bound, either by law or by legal contract, to protect. Imprisonment for 3 years , or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

419 Cheating by personation. Imprisonment for 3 years , or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

420 Cheating and there by dishonestly inducing delivery of property, or the making, alteration or destruction of a valuable security. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

421 Fraudulent removal or concealment of property etc., to prevent distribution among creditors. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

422 Fraudulently preventing from being made available for his creditors a debt or due to the offender. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

423 Fraudulent execution of deed of transfer containing a false statement of consideration. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

424 Fraudulent removal or concealment of property of himself or any other person or assisting in the doing thereof, or dishonestly releasing any demand or claim to which he is entitled. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

426 Mischief. Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

427 Mischief, and thereby causing damage to the amount of 50 rupees or upwards. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

428 Mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any animal of the value of10 rupees or upwards. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

429 Mischief by killing poisoning maiming or rendering useless any elephant, camel, horse, etc., whatever may be its value or any other animal of the value of 50 rupees or upwards. Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

430 Mischief by causing diminution of supply of water for agricultural purposes, etc. Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

431 Mischief by injury to public road, bridge, navigable river, or navigable channel and rendering it impassable or less safe for travelling or conveying property. Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first Class.

432 Mischief by causing inundation or obstruction to public drainage attended with damage. Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first Class.

433 Mischief by destroying or moving or rendering less useful a lighthouse or sea-mark, or by exhibiting false lights. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first Class.

434 Mischief by destroying or moving, etc., a landmark fixed by public authority. Imprisonment, for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

435 Mischief by fire or explosive substance within tent to cause damage to an amount of 100 rupees or upwards, or, in case of agricultural produce,10 rupees or upwards. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

436 Mischief by fire or explosive substance within tent to destroy house etc. Imprisonment for life, or Imprisonment for 10 year sand fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session

437 Mischief with intent to destroy or make unsafe A decked vessel or a vessel of 20 tones burden. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session

438 The mischief described in the last section when committed by fire or any explosive substance. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

439 Running vessel ashore with intent to commit theft, etc. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

440 Mischief committed after preparation made for causing death, or hurt, etc. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

447 Criminal trespass. Imprisonment for 3 months, of fine of 500 rupees or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

448 House-trespass. Imprisonment for one year, or fine of 1000 rupees or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

449 House-trespass in order to the commission of an offence punishable with death. Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

450 House-trespass in order to the commission of an Offence punishable with imprisonment for life. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

451 House-trespass in order to the commission of an Offence punishable with imprisonment. Imprisonment for 2 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.



If the offence is theft. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

452 House-trespass, having made preparation for causing hurt, assault, etc. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

453 Lurking house trespass or house-breaking. Imprisonment for 2 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

454 Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to the commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.


If the offence be theft. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

455 Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking after preparation made for causing hurt, assault, etc. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

456 Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Any magistrate.

457 Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to the commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If the offence is theft. Imprisonment for 14 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

458 Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night, after preparation made for causing hurt, etc. Imprisonment for 14 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

459 Grievous hurt caused whilst committing lurking house-trespass or house-breaking. Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

460 Death or grievous hurt caused by one of several persons jointly concerned in house-breaking by Night, etc. Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

461 Dishonestly breaking Open or unfastening any closed receptacle containing or supposed to contain property. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

462 Being entrusted with any closed receptacle containing or supposed to contain any property, and fraudulently opening the same. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

CHAPTER XVIII
OFFENCES RELATING TO DOCUMENTS AND TO PROPERTY MARKS

465 Forgery Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

466 Forgery of a record of a court of Justice or of a Registrar of Births, etc., kept by a public servant. Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine. Non-cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

467 Forgery of a valuable security, will or authority to make or transfer any valuable security, or to receive any money, etc. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Non-cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

When the valuable security is a promissory note of the Central Government. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

468 Forgery for the purpose of cheating. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

469 Forgery for the purpose of harming the reputation of any person of knowing that it is likely to be used for that purpose. Imprisonment for 3 years. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

471 Using as genuine a forged document which is known to be forged. Punishment for forgery of such document. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

When the forged document is a promissory note of the Central Government. Punishment for forgery of such document. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

472 Making or counterfeiting a seal, plate, etc., with intent to commit a forgery punishable under section 467 of the Indian Penal Code, or possessing with like intent any such seal, plate, etc. knowing the same to be counterfeit. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

473 Making or counterfeiting a seal, plate, etc., with intent to commit a forgery punishable otherwise than under section 467 of the Indian Penal Code, or possessing with like intent any such seal plate, etc., knowing the same to be counterfeit. Imprisonment for 7 year and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

474 Having possession of a document, knowing it to be forged, with intent to use it as genuine; if the document is one of the description mentioned in section 466 of the Indian Penal Code. Imprisonment for 7 year and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If the document is one of the description mentioned in section 467 of the Indian Penal Code. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

475 Counterfeiting a device or mark used for authenticating documents described in section 467of the Indian Penal Code, or possessing counterfeit marked material. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

476 Counterfeiting a device or mark used for authenticating documents other than those described in section 467of the Indian Penal Code, or possessing counterfeit marked material. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

477 Fraudulently destroying or defacing, or attempting to destroy or deface, or secreting, a will, etc. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

477A Falsification of accounts. Imprisonment for 7 years fine, or both. Non-cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

482 Using a false property mark with intent to deceive or injure any person. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

483 Counterfeiting a property mark used by another, with intent to cause damage or injury. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

484 Counterfeiting a property mark used by a public servant, or any mark used by him to denote the manufacture, quality, etc., of any property. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

485 Fraudulently marking or having possession of any die, plate or other instrument for counterfeiting any public or private property mark. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

486 Knowingly selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

487 Fraudulently marking a false mark upon any package or receptacle containing goods, with intent to cause it to be believed that it contains goods which it does not contain, etc. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

488 Making use of any such false mark. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

489 Removing destroying or defacing property mark with intent to cause injury. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

489A Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

489B Using as genuine forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

489C Possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Court of Session.

489D Making or possessing machinery, instrument or material for forging or counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.

489E Making or using documents resembling currency-notes or bank-notes. Fine of 100 rupees. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

490 On refusal to disclose the name and address of the printer.

Fine of 200 rupees. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

CHAPTER XIX
CRIMINAL BREACH OF CONTRACTS OF SERVICE

491 Being bound to attend on or supply the wants of a person who is help less from youth, unsoundness of mind or disease, and voluntarily omitting to do so. Imprisonment for 3months, or fine of 200rupees or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

1.Vide Uttar Pradesh Act 47 of 1975, section 4 (w.e.f. 15-9-1975).

2.Vide West Bengal Act 34 of 1974, section 5 (w.e.f. 16-7-1974).

3.Vide Orissa Act 13 of 1962.

4.Vide Tamil Nadu Act 30 of 1984.

5.Vide Andhra Pradesh Act 16 of 1968, section 27.

6.Same as that of Maharashtra.

7.Vide Bombay Act 82 of 1958.

8.Vide Mysore Act 27 of 1951.

9.Inserted by Act 43 of 1986, section 11 (w.e.f. 19-11-1986).

10.Inserted by Act 42 of 1993, section 4 (w.e.f. 22-5-1993).

11.Substituted by Act 43 of 1983, section 5, for the entries relating to section 376 (w.e.f. 25-12-1983).

 

12.Substituted by Act 30 of 2001, section 3 and Second Schedule (w.e.f.3-9-2001).

13.Substituted for the word "Non-bailable" by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005.

14.Substituted for the word "Bailable" by Code of Criminal Procedure(Amendment) Act, 2005.

15.Substituted for the word "Ditto" by Code of Criminal Procedure(Amendment) Act, 2005.

CHAPTER XX
OFFENCES RELATING TO MARRIAGE

493 A man by deceit causing a woman not lawfully married to him to believe that she is lawfully married to him and to cohabit with him in that belief. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Non-cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

494 Marrying again during the life-time of a husband or wife. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

495 Same offence with concealment of the former marriage from the person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

496 A person with fraudulent intention going through the ceremony of being married knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

STATE AMENDMENTS

1Andhra Pradesh:

In Andhra Pradesh the offences under sections 494, 495 and 496 shall be cognizable, non bailable and triable by the by the Magistrate of the first class.

497 Adultery. Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class

498 Enticing or taking away or detaining with a criminal intent a married woman. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

2[CHAPTER XXA
OF CRUELTY BY HUSBAND OR RELATIVES OF HUSBAND

498A Punishment for subjecting A married woman to Cruelty. Imprisonment for three years and fine. Cognizable if information relating to the commission of the offence is given to an officer in charge of a police station by the person aggrieved by the offence or by any person related to her by blood, marriage or adoption or if there in no such relative, by any public servant belonging to such class or category as may be notified by the State Government in this behalf. Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.]

CHAPTER XXI
DEFAMATION

500 Defamation against the President or the Vice- president or the Governor of a State or Administrator of a Union territory or a Minister in respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public functions when instituted upon a complaint made by the Public Prosecutor. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Court of Session.

Defamation in any other case. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

501 (a) Printing or engraving matter knowing it to be defamatory against the President or the Vice- President or the Governor of a State or Administrator of a Union Territory or a Minister in respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public functions when instituted upon a complaint made by the Public Prosecutor. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Court of Session.

(b) Printing or engraving matter knowing it to be defamatory, in any other case. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

502 (a) Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing it to contain such matter against the President or the Vice-President or the Governor of a State or Administrator of a Union territory or a Minister in respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public functions when instituted upon a complaint made by the Public Prosecutor. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Court of Session.

(b) Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing it to contain such matter in any other case

Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

CHAPTER XXII
CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT AND ANNOYANCE

504 Insult intended to provoke breach of the peace. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

505 False statement, rumour, etc., circulated with intent to cause mutiny or offence against the public peace. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

False statement, rumour, etc., with intent to create Enmity, hatred or ill-will between different classes. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

False statement rumour, etc, made in place of worship etc., with intent to create enmity hatred or ill-will. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

506 Criminal intimidation. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
If threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, Etc. Imprisonment for 7 years or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

STATE AMENDMENT

3Andhra Pradesh:

In Andhra Pradesh the offences under section 506 is non bailable.

4Uttar Pradesh:

Any offence punishable under section 506, I.P.C., when committed in any district of Uttar Pradesh, shall be notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, cognizable and non-bailable.

507 Criminal intimidation by Anonymous communication or having taken precaution to conceal whence the threat comes. Imprisonment for 2 years, in addition to the punishment under above section. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

STATE AMENDMENT

3Andhra Pradesh:

In Andhra Pradesh the offence under section 507 is cognizable.

508 Act caused by inducing a person to believe that he will be rendered an object of Divine displeasure. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

509 Uttering any word or making any gesture intended to insult the modesty of a woman, etc. Simple imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

510 Appearing in a public Place, etc., in a State of intoxication, and causing annoyance to any person.

Simple imprisonment for 24 hours, or fine of 10 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

CHAPTER XXIII
ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT OFFENCES

511 Attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment, and in such attempt doing any act towards the commission of the offence. Imprisonment for life or imprisonment not exceeding half of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. According as the offence is cognizable or non- cognizable. According as the offence attempted by the offender is bailable or not. The court by which the offence attempted is triable.

If punishable with death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for more than 7 years, Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session.


If punishable with imprisonment for 3 years, and upwards but not more than 7 years. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.

If punishable with imprisonment for less than 3 years or with fine only. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.


1. Vide Andhra Pradesh Act 3 of 1992, Section 2 (w.e.f. 15-2-1992).

2. Inserted by Act 46 of 1983, section 6 (w.e.f. 25-12-1983).

3. Vide A.P.G.O. Ms. No. 732, dated 5th December, 1991.

4. Vide Notification. No. 777/VIII 9-4(2)-87, dated 31st July, 1989, published in U.P. Gazette, Extra, Part-A, Section (Kha), dated 2nd August, 1989.

 

 
 

 

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