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THE FIRST SCHEDULE CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCES

Explanation Note. - (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 Magistrate of the first class and Any Magistrate include Metropolitan Magistrates but not Executive Magistrate: (ii) the word cognizable stands for a police officer may arrest without warrant, and (iii) the word non-cognizable stands for a police officer shall not arrest without warrant.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE 1. -OFFENCES UNDER THE INDIAN PENAL CODE CHAPTER V
Secti on Offence Punishment Cognizabl Bailable e or Non- or Non Cognizabl Bailable e 4 5 According Accordin as offence g as abetted is offence cognizable abetted or nonis cognizable bailable . or nonbailable. By what Court triable. 6 Court by which offence abetted is triable.

1 109

110

111

2 Abetment of any offence, if the act abetted is committed in consequence, and where no express provision is made for its punishment. Abetment of any, offence, if the person abetted does the act with a different intention from that of the abettor. Abetment of any offence,

3 Same as for offence abetted.

Same as for offence abetted.

According Accordin as offence g as abetted is offence cognizable abetted or nonis cognizable bailable or nonbailable

Court by which offence abetted is triable.

Same for offence

According Accordin Court as offence g as by

when one act is intended to abetted and a be abetted. different act is done; subject to the proviso. 113

114

115

abetted is offence cognizable abetted or nonis cognizable bailable or nonbailable Abetment of Same as for According Accordin any, offence, offence as offence g as when an effect committed. abetted is offence is caused by the cognizable abetted act abetted or nonis different from cognizable bailable that intended or nonby the abettor. bailable Abetment of Same as for According Accordin any offence if offence as offence g as abettor is committed. abetted is offence present when cognizable abetted offence is or nonis committed. cognizable bailable or non bailable. Abetment of an Imprisonmen According Nonoffence, t for 7 Years as offence bailable. punishable with and fine. abetted is death or cognizable imprisonment or nonfor life, if the cognizable offence be not committed in Consequence of the abetment If an act, which Imprisonmen According Noncauses harm to t for 14 Years as offence bailable. be done in and fine. abetted is consequence of cognizable the abetment. or noncognizable Abetment of an Imprisonmen According Accordin offence, t extending to as offence g as punishable with a quarter part abetted is offence Imprisonment, of the longest cognizable abetted

which offence abetted is triable. Court by which offence abetted is triable. Court by which offence is triable.

Court by which offence is triable.

116

Court by which offence is triable. Court by which offence

117

if the offence be not committed in consequence of the abetment. Abetting the commission of an offence by the public or by more than ten persons.

118

119

According Accordin as offence g as abetted is offence cognizable abetted or nonis cognizable bailable or nonbailable. Concealing a Imprisonmen According Nondesign to t for 7 Years as offence Bailable. commit an and fine. abetted is offence cognizable punishable with or nondeath or cognizable imprisonment for life, if the offence be committed. If the offence Imprisonmen According Bailable be not t for 3 Years as offence committed and fine abetted is cognizable or noncognizable A public servant Imprisonmen According Accordin concealing a t extending to as offence g as design to half of the abetted is Court commit an longest term Cognizabl offence offence which it provided for e or Non- abetted is his duty to the offence, Cognizabl is prevent if the or fine, or e bailable offence be both. or Noncommitted bailable

term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. Imprisonmen t for 3 Years or fine, or both

or nonis is cognizable bailable triable. or nonbailable. Court by which offence is triable.

Court by which offence is triable.

Court by which offence is triable. Court by which offence abetted is triable

If the offence be punishable with death or imprisonment for life.

120

Imprisonmen According Nont for 10 years as offence bailable abetted is Cognizabl e or NonCognizabl e If the offence Imprisonmen According Bailable be not t extending to as offence committed. a quarter part abetted is of the longest Cognizabl term e or Nonprovided for Cognizabl the offence, e or fine, or both. Concealing a Imprisonmen According Accordin design to t extending to as offence g as commit an a quarter part abetted is offence offence of the longest Cognizabl abetted punishable with term e or Non- is imprisonment, provided for Cognizabl bailable if offence be the offence, e or Noncommitted. or fine, or bailable. both. If the offence Imprisonmen According Bailable be not t extending to as offence committed. one-eighth abetted is part of the Cognizabl longest term e or Nonprovided for Cognizabl the offence, e or fine, or both.

Court by which offence abetted is triable Court by which offence abetted is triable

Court by which offence abetted is triable

Court by which offence abetted is triable

CHAPTER VA-CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY


Secti on Offence Punishment Cognizable Bailable By what or Nonor Non Court Cognizable Bailable 3 4 5 6 Same as for According Accordin Court by

1 2 120B. Criminal

conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term of 2 years or upward. Any other criminal conspiracy.

abetment of the offence, which is the object of the conspiracy.

as offence g as which which is offence is abetment the object object of of the of conspirac offence conspiracy y is which is is bailable the object cognizable or non- of or nonbailable. conspiracy cognizable. is triable.

Imprisonm NonBailable ent for 6 Cognizable months or fine, or both.

Magistrate of the first class.

CHAPTER VI - OFFENCE AGAINST THE STATE


Secti on Offence Punishment Cognizabl Bailabl By what e or Non- e or Court Cognizabl Non triable. e Bailabl e 4 5 6 Cognizable NonCourt of bailable Sessions.

1 121

2 Waging or attempting to wage War, or abetting the Waging of war, against the Government of India. 121A Conspiring to commit certain offences against the State. 122

3 Death, or imprisonment for life and fine.

Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Collecting arms, Imprisonment etc, with the for life or intention of waging imprisonment

Cognizable NonCourt of bailable Sessions.

Cognizable NonCourt of bailable Sessions.

war against the Government of India. 123 Concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war. 124 Assaulting President Governor, etc., with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power. 124A Sedition.

for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable NonCourt of bailable Sessions.

Imprisonment Cognizable NonCourt of for 7 years and bailable Sessions. fine.

125

126

127

128

Imprisonment Cognizable Nonfor life and fine, bailable or imprisonment for 3 years and fine, or fine. Waging war Imprisonment Cognizable Nonagainst any Asiatic for life and fine, bailable power in alliance or or at peace with imprisonment the Government of for 7 years and India, or abetting fine, or fine. the waging of such war. Committing Imprisonment Cognizable Nondepredation on the for 7 years and bailable territories of any, fine, and power in alliance forfeiture of or at peace with certain the Government of property. India. Receiving property, Imprisonment Cognizable Nontaken by war or for 7 years and bailable depredation fine, and mentioned in forfeiture of sections 125 and certain 126. property. Public servant Imprisonment Cognizable Non-

Court of Sessions.

Court of Sessions.

Court of Session

Court of Session

Court of

129

130

voluntarily allowing for life or bailable Session prisoner of State imprisonment or war in his for 10 years custody to escape. and fine. Public servant Simple Cognizable NonMagistrat negligently imprisonment bailable e of the suffering prisoner for 3 years and first of State or war in fine. class. his custody to escape. Aiding escape of Imprisonment Cognizable NonCourt of rescuing or for life, or bailable session harboring, such imprisonment prisoner, or for 10 years offering any and fine. resistance to the recapture of such prisoner.

CHAPTER VII-OFFENCE RELATING TO THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE


Secti on Punishment Cognizab Bailabl By what le or e or Court NonNon triable. Cognizab Bailabl le e 2 3 4 5 6 Abetting mutiny or Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of attempting to nt for life or le bailabl session seduce an officer imprisonme e soldier sailor or nt for 10 airman from his years and allegiance or duty. fine. Abetment of Death, or Cognizab Non- Court of mutiny, if mutiny imprisonme le bailabl session is committed in nt for life, or e consequence imprisonme thereof. nt for 10 years and fine. Offence

1 131

132

133

134

135

136

137

138

140

Abetment of an Imprisonme Cognizab Nonassault by an nt for 3 le bailabl officer, soldier years and e sailor or airman on fine. his superior officer when in the execution of his office. Abetment of such Imprisonme Cognizab Nonassault, if the nt for 7 year le Bailabl assault is and fine. e committed Abetment of the Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl desertion of an nt for two le e officer , soldier, year, or fine, sailor or airman. or both. Harbouring such Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl an officer, soldier, nt for two le e sailor or airman year, or fine, who has deserted. or both. Deserter Fine of 500 NonBailabl concealed on rupees cognizabl e board merchant e vessel, through negligence of master or person in charge thereof. Abetment of act of Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl insubordination by nt for 6 le e an officer, soldier, months, or sailor or airman if fine or both. the offence be committed in consequence. Wearing the dress Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl or carrying any nt for 3 le e token used by a months or soldier, sailor or fine of 500 airman with intend rupees, or that it may be both believed that he is such a soldier, sailor or airman.

Magistra te of the first class

Magistra te of the first class Any Magistra te. Any Magistra te. Any Magistra te.

Any Magistra te.

Any Magistra te.

CHAPTER VIII -OFFENCES AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRANQUILLITY


Secti on Offence Punishm Cognizab Bailable ent le or or Non NonBailable Cognizab le 3 4 5 Imprison Cognizab Bailable ment for le 6 months of fine, or both Imprison Cognizab Bailable ment for le 2 year, or fine or both Imprison Cognizab Bailable ment for le 2 year, or fine or both By what Court triable.

1 143

2 Being member of an unlawful assembly.

6 Any Magistrate

144

Joining an un lawful assembly armed with any deadly weapon.

Any Magistrate

145

147

148

149

Joining or continuing in an unlawful assembly, knowing that it has been commanded to disperse. Rioting. Imprison Cognizab ment for le 2 years, or fine, or both. Rioting armed Imprison Cognizab with deadly ment for le weapon. 3 years, or fine, or both. If an offence be The same Accordin committed by as for the g as any member of offence. offence

Any Magistrate

Bailable

Any Magistrate.

Bailable

Magistrate of the first class.

Accordin The Court g as by which offence the offence

150

151

152

153

an unlawful is Assembly, every cognizab other member of le or such assembly nonshall be guilty of cognizab the offence. le. Hiring engaging The same Cognizab or employing as for a le persons to take member part in an unof such lawful assembly. assembly and for any offence committe d by any member of such assembly . Knowingly Imprison Cognizab joining or ment for le continuing in 6 months any assembly of or fine or five or more both. persons after it has been commanded to disperse. Assaulting or Imprison Cognizab obstructing ment for le public servant 3 years, when or fine, suppressing riot, or both. etc. Wantonly giving Imprison Cognizab provocation with ment for le intent to cause 1 year, or riot, if rioting be fine, or committed. both. If not committed.

is bailable or nonbailable

is triable.

Accordin g as offence is bailable or nonbailable

The Court by which the offence is triable.

Bailable

Any Magistrate

Bailable

Magistrate of the first class.

Bailable

Magistrate of the first class.

Imprison Cognizab Bailable ment for le

Any Magistrate.

153A Promoting . enmity between classes.

Promoting enmity between classes in place of worship, etc. 1[15 Knowingly 3-AA carrying arms in any procession or organising or holding or taking part in any mass drill or mass training with arms. 153B. Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration. If committed in a place of public worship, etc. 154

6 months, or fine, or both. Imprison Cognizab ment for le. 3 year, or fine, or both. Imprison Cognizab ment for le. 5 years, and fine. Imprison Cognizab ment for le 6 months and fine of 2,000 rupees

NonMagistrate Cognizab of the first le. class.

NonMagistrate Cognizab of the first le. class. Nonbailable Any Magistrate]

155

Imprison Cognizab ment for le. 3 year, or fine, or both. Imprison Cognizab ment for le. 5 years, and fine. Owner or Fine of Nonoccupier of land 1,000 cognizab non giving rupees. le. information of riot, etc. Person for Fine. Nonwhose benefit or cognizab on whose behalf le. or riot takes place not using all lawful means

Nonbailable

2[Magistrat e of the first class.]

Nonbailable

Magistrate of the first class.

Bailable. Any Magistrate.

Bailable. Any Magistrate

156

157

to prevent it. Agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit a riot is committed not using all lawful means to prevent it. Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful assembly.

Fine of 1,000 rupees.

NonBailable. Any cognizab Magistrate le.

158

160

Imprison ment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Being hired to Imprison take a part in an ment for unlawful 6 assembly. or months, riot. or fine, or both. Or to go armed. Imprison ment for 2 years or fine, or both. Committing Imprison affray. ment for one month, or fine of 100 rupees, or both.

Cognizab Bailable. Any le. Magistrate

Cognizab Bailable. Any le. Magistrate

Cognizab Bailable. Any le. Magistrate

Cognizab Bailable. Any le. Magistrate

1. Inserted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 42(a). 2. Substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 42(b), for Ditto

CHAPTER IX- OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS


*16 Being or expecting Imprisonment Cogniza NonMagistra

*16 2

*16 3

*16 4

*16 5

*16 5A

166

to be a Public for 3 year or servant, and taking fine, or both. a gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act. Taking gratification Imprisonment in order by corrupt for 3 years, of or illegal means to fine or both. influence a public servant. Taking a Simple gratification for the imprisonment exercise of for 1 year, or personal influence fine or both. with a public servant. Abetment by public Imprisonment servant of the for 3 years, or offences defined in fine or both. the last two preceding clauses with reference to himself. Public servant Imprisonment obtaining any for 3 years, or valuable thing, fine or both. without consideration, from a person concerned in any proceeding of business transacted by such public servant. Punishment for Imprisonment abetment of for 3 years, or offences punishable fine or both. under section 161 or section 165. Public servant Simple disobeying a imprisonment direction of the law for 1year or

ble

cogniz te of the able first class.

Cogniza NonMagistra ble cogniz te of the able first class. Cogniza NonMagistra ble cogniz te of the able first class.

Cogniza NonMagistra ble cogniz te of the able first class.

Cogniza NonMagistra ble cogniz te of the able first class.

Cogniza NonMagistra ble cogniz te of the able first class. NonBailabl Magistra cogniza e te of the ble. first

167

168

169

170

171

with intent to cause fine, or both. injury to any person. Public servant Imprisonment Cogniza Bailabl framing an infor 3 years, or ble e correct document fine or both. with intent to cause injury. Public servant Simple NonBailabl unlawfully imprisonment cogniza e engaging in trade. for 1 year, or ble fine or both. Public servant Simple NonBailabl unlawfully buying imprisonment cogniza e or bidding for for 2 years, or ble property. fine or both and confiscation or property if purchased. Personating a Imprisonment Cogniza NonPublic servant. for 2 years, or ble cogniz fine, or both. able Wearing grab or Imprisonment Cogniza Noncarrying token used for 3 months, ble cogniz by public servant or fine of 200 able with fraudulent rupees, or intent. both.

class.

Magistra te of the first class. Magistra te of the first class. Magistra te of the first class.

Any Magistra te Any Magistra te

*. Sections 161 to 165 of The Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) repealed by Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988), sec. 31 (w.e.f. 9-9-1988).

CHAPTER IXA- OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS


Secti on Offence Cognizable Bailabl By what or None or Court Cognizable Non triable. Bailabl e 3 4 5 6 Imprisonment NonBailabl Magistra for one year, or cognizable e te of any Punishment

1 2 171E. Bribery.

fine, or both, or if treating only, fine only. 171F. Undue Imprisonment Noninfluence at for one year, or cognizable an election. fine, or both. Presonation at an election. 171G False . statement in connection with an election. 171H Illegal . payments in connection with election. 171- Failure to I. keep election accounts.

class.

Bailabl Magistra e te of any class. Magistra te of any class. Magistra te of any class.

Imprisonment Cognizable Bailabl for one year, or e fine, or both. Fine NonBailabl cognizable e

Fine of 500 rupees.

Noncognizable

Bailabl Magistra e te of any class.

Fine of 500 rupees.

Noncognizable

Bailabl Magistra e te of any class.

CHAPTER X- CONTEMPTS OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS


Secti on Offence Punishment Cognizab Bailable or By what le or noncourt triable nonbailable cognizab le Simple NonBailable Any imprisonmen cognizab Magistrate. t for one le month or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Simple NonBailable Any

172

Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding from a public servant.

If summons or

notice require attendance in person. etc, in a court of justice

173

174

imprisonmen cognizab t for 6 le months or fine of 1000 rupees or both. Preventing the Simple NonBailable service or the imprisonmen cognizab affixing of any t for 1 month le Summons of notice or fine of or the removal of it 500 rupees when it has been or both. affixed or preventing a proclamation. If summons etc., Simple NonBailable require attendance imprisonmen cognizab in person. etc., in a t for 6 month le court of Justice. or fine of 1000 rupees, or both Not obeying a legal Simple NonBailable order to attend at a imprisonmen cognizab certain place in t for 1 month le person or by agent, or fine of or departing 500 rupees therefrom without or both authority. If the order Simple NonBailable requires personal imprisonmen cognizab Attendance, etc. in t for 6 le court of justice. months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both.

Magistrate.

Any Magistrate.

Any Magistrate.

Any Magistrate.

Any Magistrate.

1[174 Failure to appear at Imprisonme Cognizab Non-A specified place and nt for 3 le bailable specified time as years or with required by a fine or with proclamation both published under sub-section(1) of section 82 of this Code. In a case where Imprisonme Ditto Ditto declaration has nt for 7 been made under years and sub-section (4) of fine section 82 of this Code pronouncing a person as proclaimed offender 175 Intentionally Simple 2[Non- 3[Bailable omitting to produce imprisonmen cognizab ] a document to a t for one le] public servant by a month or person legally fine of 500 bound to produce rupees or or deliver such both document.

Magistrate of the first class.

Ditto]

If the document is required to produced in or delivered to a court of justice.

Simple NonBailable imprisonmen cognizab t for one le month, or fine of 1,000 rupees or both.

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

176

Intentionally emitting to give notice or information to a public servant by a person legally bound to give such notice or information. If the notice or information required respects the commission of an offence, etc.

Simple NonBailable imprisonmen cognizab t for 1 le month, or fine of 500 rupees or both.

Any Magistrate.

177

Simple NonBailable imprisonmen cognizab t for 6 le months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both. If the notice or Imprisonme NonBailable information is nt for 6 cognizab required by an months or le order passed under fine of 1,000 sub-section (1) of rupees or section 356 of this both. code. Knowingly Imprisonme NonBailable furnishing false nt for 6 cognizab information to a months, or le public servant. fine, of 1,000 rupees or both. If the information Imprisonme NonBailable required respects nt for 2 cognizab the commission of years, or fine le an offence. Etc. or both. Refusing oath when Simple NonBailable duly re-quire to imprisonmen cognizab take oath by public t for 6 le servant. months or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both.

Any Magistrate.

Any Magistrate.

Any Magistrate.

Any Magistrate.

178

The court in which the offence is committed, subject to provisions Chapter XXVI; or if not

179

Being legally bound to state truth and refusing to answer questions.

Simple NonBailable imprisonmen cognizab t for 6 le. months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both.

180

Refusing to sign statement made to a public servant when legally required to do so.

Simple NonBailable imprisonmen cognizab t for 3 le. months or fine of 500 rupees or both.

181

182

183

Knowingly stating to a public servant when legally on oath as true that which is false. Giving false information to a public servant in order to cause him to use his lawful power to the injury of annoyance of any person. Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful

Imprisonme NonBailable nt for 3 cognizab years and le. fine. Imprisonme NonBailable nt for 6 cognizab months or le. fine of 1,000 rupees or both.

committed in a court, any Magistrate. The court in which the offence is committed subject to the provision of chapter XXVI; or it not committed in a court any Magistrate. The court in which the offence is committed subject to the provision of chapter XXVI; or it not committed in a court any Magistrate. Magistrate of any class.

Any Magistrate.

Imprisonme NonBailable nt for 6 cognizab months or le.

Any Magistrate.

fine of 1,000 rupees or both. 184 Obstructing sale of Imprisonme NonBailable property offered for nt for 1 cognizab sale by authority of month or le. a public servant fine of 500 both rupees, or both. 185 Bidding by a person Imprisonme NonBailable under a legal in nt for 1 cognizab capacity to month or le. purchase it for fine of 200 property at a rupees, or lawfully authority both. sale or bidding without intending to perform the obligations incurred thereby. 186 Obstructing public Imprisonme NonBailable servant in nt for 3 cognizab discharge of his months or le public functions. fine of 500 rupees, or both. STATE AMENDMENT Andhra Pradesh Offence under 186 is cognizable. (Vide A.P.G.O. Ms No. 782, December, 1991]. 187 Omission to assist Simple NonBailable public servant imprisonmen cognizab when bound by law t for 1 month le to give such or fine of assistance. 200 rupees, or both. Willfully neglecting to aid a public servant who demands aid in the execution of Simple NonBailable imprisonmen cognizab t for 6 le months or fine of 500

authority of a public servant.

Any Magistrate.

Any Magistrate.

Any Magistrate.

dated 5th Any Magistrate.

Any Magistrate.

progress, the rupees, or prevention of both. offences etc., 188 Disobedience to an Simple Cognizab Bailable Any order lawfully imprisonmen le Magistrate. promulgated by a t for 1 month public servant, if or fine of such disobedience 200 rupees, causes obstruction or both. annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed. If such Imprisonme Cognizab Bailable Any disobedience nt for 6 le Magistrate. causes danger to months or human life, health fine of 1,000 or safety, etc. rupees, or both. 189 Threatening a Imprisonme NonBailable Any public servant with nt for 2 cognizab Magistrate. injury to him or one years or fine, le in whom he is or both. interested, to induced him to do or forbear to do any official act. STATE AMENDMENT Andhra Pradesh Offence under section 189 is cognizable. [Vide A.P.G.O. Ms No.732, dated 5th December, 1991]. 190 Threatening any Imprisonme NonBailable Any person to induce nt for 1 year cognizab Magistrate. him to refrain from or fine, or le making a legal both. application for protection from injury. STATE AMENDMENT Andhra Pradesh Offence under section 190 is cognizable. [Vide A.P.G.O. Ms No.732, dated 5th December, 1991].

1. Inserted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 342(c).w.e.f. 23/6/06 2. Substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 342(d) (i), for Dittow.e.f. 23/6/06 3. Substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 342(d) (ii) for Dittow.e.f. 23/6/06

CHAPTER XI- FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE


Secti on 1 193 Punishment Cognizable Bailable By what or Nonor Non Court Cognizable Bailable triable. 2 3 4 5 6 Giving or Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrate fabricating nt for 7 Cognizable of the first false evidence years and class. in a judicial fine. proceeding. Giving or Imprisonme NonBailable Any fabricating nt for 3 Cognizable Magistrate false evidence years and in any other fine. case. Giving or Imprisonme NonNonCourt of fabricating nt for life, Cognizable Bailable sessions. false evidence or rigorous with intend to imprisonme cause any nt for 10 person to be years and convicted of a fine. capital offence. If innocent Death, or as NonNonCourt of person be above. Cognizable Bailable sessions. thereby convicted and executed. Giving or The same is NonNonCourt of fabricating for the Cognizable Bailable sessions. false evidence offence. with intent to Offence

194

195

procure conviction of an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 7 years or upwards. 1[19 Threatning 5A any person to give false evidence

196

Imprisonme Cognizable Non Court by nt for 7 bailable which years or offence of with fine or giving both Ditto false Ditto evidence If innocent The same as triable. person is for the Ditto convicted and offence sentenced in consequence of false Inserted evidence with by the death, or Criminal imprisonment Law(Ame for more than ndment) seven years. Act,2005, w.e.f. Inserted by 16.4.2006 the Criminal Law(Amendm ent) Act,2005,w.e.f . 16.4.2006 Using in a The same as NonAccordin Court by judicial for giving or Cognizable g as which proceeding fabricating offence offence of evidence false of giving giving or known to be evidence. such fabricatin false or evidenc g false fabricated. e is evidence bailable is triable. or non-

197

198

199

200

bailable. Knowingly The same as NonBailable Court by issuing or for giving or Cognizable which signing a false fabricating offence of certificate false giving relating to any evidence. evidence fact of which is triable. such certificate is by law admissible in evidence. Using as a The same as NonBailable Court by true for giving or Cognizable which certificate one fabricating offence of known to be false giving false in a evidence. evidence material point. is triable. False The same as NonBailable Court by statement for giving or Cognizable which made in any fabricating offence of declaration, false giving which is by evidence. evidence law receivable is triable. as evidence. Using as true The same as NonBailable Court by any such for giving or cognizable. which declaration fabricating offence of known to be false giving false. evidence. false evidence is triable.

201

Causing Imprisonme disappearance nt for 7 of evidence of years and an offence fine. committed, or giving false information touching it to screen the offender if a capital offence.

According Bailable Court of as the Sessions. offence in relation to which is appearanc e of evidence is caused is cognizable or noncognizable. Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

202

203

204

If punishable Imprisonme Nonwith nt for 3 cognizable imprisonment years and for life or fine. imprisonment for 10 years. If punishable Imprisonme Nonwith less than nt for a cognizable 10 years quarter of imprisonment. the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. International Imprisonme Nonomission to nt for 6 cognizable give inaction months, or of an offence fine, or by a person both. legally bound to inform. Giving false Imprisonme Noninformation nt for 2 cognizable respecting an years, or offence fine, or committed. both. Secreting or Ditto Nondestroying cognizable any,

Bailable Court by which the offence is triable.

Bailable Any Magistrate .

Bailable Any Magistrate .

Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

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206

207

document to prevent its production as evidence. False Imprisonme personation nt for 3 for the years, or purpose of fine, or any act or both. proceeding in a suit or criminal prosecution, or for becoming bail. Fraudulent Imprisonme removal or nt for 2 concealment, years, or etc., of fine, or property to both. prevent its size as a forfeiture, or in satisfaction of a fine under sentence, or in execution of a decree. Claiming Imprisonme property nt for 2 without right years, or or practicing fine, or deception both. 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.

NonBailable Magistrate cognizable of the first class.

NonBailable Any cognizable Magistrate .

NonBailable Any Cognizable Magistrate . .

208

209

210

211

Fraudulently Imprisonme Nonsuffering a nt for 2 Cognizable decree to pass years, or . for a sum not fine, or due, or both. suffering decree to be executed after it has been satisfied. False claim in Imprisonme Nona court of nt for 2 Cognizable Justice. years, and . fine or both. Fraudulently Imprisonme Nonobtaining a nt for 2 Cognizable decree for a years, and . sum not due, fine or both. or causing a decree to be executed after it has been satisfied. False charge Imprisonme Nonof offence nt for 2 Cognizable made with years, and . intent to fine or both. injure. If offence Imprisonme Noncharged be nt for 7 Cognizable punishable years, and . with fine. imprisonment for 7 years or upward. If offence Imprisonme Noncharged be nt for 7 Cognizable capital or years, and . punishable fine. with imprisonment for life.

Bailable Magistrate the of any class.

Bailable Magistrate the of any class. Bailable Magistrate the of any class.

Bailable Magistrate the of any class.

Bailable Magistrate the of any class.

Bailable Court of Sessions.

212

213

Harbouring an The Cognizable offender, if Imprisonme the offence be nt for 5 capital. years and fine. If punishable Imprisonme Cognizable with nt for 3 imprisonment years and for life or with fine. imprisonment for 10 years. If punishable Imprisonme Cognizable with nt for a imprisonment quarter of for 1 year and the longest not for 10 term, and of years. the description, provided for the offence, or fine or both. Taking gift, Imprisonme Cognizable etc, to screen nt for 7 an offender years and from fine. punishment if the offence be capital. If punishable Imprisonme Cognizable with nt for 3 imprisonment years and for life or with fine. imprisonment for 10 years. If punishable Imprisonme Cognizable with nt for a imprisonment quarter of for less than the longest 10 years. term provided for the offence, or fine or

Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

Bailable Magistrate of the first class.

214

Offerings gift or restoration of property, in consideration of screening offender if the offence be capital. If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. If punishable with imprisonment for less than 10 years.

both. The NonBailable Magistrate Imprisonme Cognizable of the first nt for 7 class. years and fine.

Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrate nt for 3 Cognizable of the first years and class. fine.

215

Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrate nt for a Cognizable of the first quarter of class. the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. Taking gift to Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Magistrate help to nt for 2 year of the first recover or fine of class movable both. property of which a person has been deprived by an offence without causing apprehension of offender.

216

Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Magistrate nt for a of the first quarter of class the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. 216A Harbouring Rigorous Cognizable Bailable Magistrate robbers or imprisonme of the first dacoits. nt for 7 class years and fine. 217 Public servant Imprisonme NonBailable Any disobeying a nt for 2 cognizable Magistrate direction of years, of law with fine, or intend to save both. person from punishment, or property from forfeiture. 218 Public servant Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Magistrate framing an nt for 3 of the first incorrect years or class

Harbouring an offender who has escaped from custody, or whose apprehension has been ordered, if the offence be capital. If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. If punishable with imprisonment for 1 year and not for 10 years.

Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Magistrate nt for 7 of the first years and class fine.

Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Magistrate nt for 3 of the first years with class or without fine.

219

220

221

record or fine, or writing with both. intend to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture. Public servant Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrate in a judicial nt for 7 cognizable of the first proceeding years, or class corruptly fine or both. making and pronouncing an order, report, verdict, or decision which he knows to be contrary to law. Commitment Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrate for trial or nt for 7 cognizable of the first confinement years, or class. by a person fine or both. having authority, who knows that he is acting country to law. International Imprisonme According Bailable Magistrate omission to nt for 7 as the of the first apprehend on years, with offence in class. the part of a or without relation to public servant fine. which by law to commissio apprehend of n has offender if the made is offence be cognizable capital. or nonCognizable .

222

223

If punishable with Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years. If punishable with imprisonment for less than 10 years. International 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. If under sentence of imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 year, or upwards If under sentence of imprisonment for less than 10 years or lawfully committed to custody. Escape from confinement negligently

Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Magistrate nt for 3 of the first years with class. or without fine. Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable nt for 2 years, with or without fine. Imprisonme Cognizable Nonnt for life, bailable or imprisonme nt for 14 years, with or without fine. Magistrate of the first class.

Court of session

Imprisonme Cognizable NonMagistrate nt for 7 bailable of the first years, with class. or without fine.

Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Magistrate nt for 3 of the first years, or class. fine or both.

Simple NonBailable Any imprisonme cognizable Magistrate nt for 2 .

224

225

suffered by a public servant. Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawfully apprehension. Resistance or obstruction to the lawful apprehension of any person, or, rescuing him from lawful custody. If charged with an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or, imprisonment for 10 years. If charged with a capital offence.

years, or fine for both. Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Any nt for 2 Magistrate years, or . fine or both. Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Any nt for 2 Magistrate years, or . fine or both.

Imprisonme Cognizable NonMagistrate nt for 3 Bailable of the first years and class. fine.

Imprisonme Cognizable NonMagistrate nt for 7 Bailable of the first years and class. fine. If the person Imprisonme Cognizable NonMagistrate is sentenced nt for 7 Bailable of the first to years and class. imprisonment fine. for life or imprisonment for 10 years or upwards. If under Imprisonme Cognizable NonCourt of sentence of nt for life or Bailable Sessions. death. imprisonme nt for 10 years and

fine. 225A Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape on part of public servant, in cases not other- wise provided for: (a) In case of Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrate intentional nt for 3 cognizable of the first omission or years, or class. sufferance. fine, or both. (b) In case of Simple NonBailable Any negligent imprisonme cognizable Magistrate omission or nt for 2 . sufferance. years, or fine, of both. 225B. Resistance or Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Any obstruction to nt for 6 Magistrate lawful month or . apprehension fine or both. or escape or rescue in cases not otherwise provided for. 227 Violation of Punishment Cognizable NonThe court condition of of original Bailable by which remission of sentence or the punishment. if part of original the offence punishment was has been triable. undergone the residue. 228 Intentional Simple NonBailable The court insult or imprisonme Cognizable in which interruption to nt for 6 the a public month or offence is servant sitting fine of committed in any stage of 1,000 subject to a judicial rupees or the proceeding. both. provisions of Chapter XXVI.

STATE AMENDMENT Andhra Pradesh Offence under section 228 is cognizable. [Vide A.P.G.O. Ms No. dated 5th December, 1991]. 1 Disclosure of Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Any [228 identity of the nt for 2 Magistrate A victim of years or . certain fine. offences etc. Printing or Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Any publication of nt for 2 Magistrate a proceeding years or . without prior fine. permission of court. 229 Personation of Imprisonme Cognizable Bailable Magistrate a juror or nt for 2 of the first assessor. years or fine class. or both. 2[22 Failure by Imprisonme Cognizable NonAny 9-A person nt for 1 bailable Magistrate released on year, or fine ] bail or bond to or both appear in Court
1. Ins. by Act 43 of 1983, sec. 5. (w.e.f. 25-12-1983). 2. Inserted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 42(e).w.e.f 23-62006

CHAPTER XII-OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS


Secti on Punishment Cognizab Bailable By what le or or Non Court Non- Bailable triable. Cognizab le 2 3 4 5 6 Counterfeiting or Imprisonmen Cognizab NonMagistra performing any t for 7 years le Bailable te of the part of the or fine or first Offence

1 231

232

233

234

235

process of counterfeiting coin. Counterfeiting or performing any part of the process of counterfeiting Indian coin. Making buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting coin. Making buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting coin. Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin. It Indian coin.

both.

class.

Imprisonmen Cognizab NonCourt of t for life, or le Bailable Sessions imprisonmen . t for 10 years and fine. Imprisonmen Cognizab NonMagistra t for 3 years le bailable te of the and fine. first class.

Imprisonmen Cognizab NonCourt of t for 7 years le bailable Sessions and fine. .

Imprisonmen Cognizab NonMagistra t for 3 years le Bailable te of the and fine. first class.

236

237

Imprisonmen Cognizab t for 10 years le and fine. Abetting, in The Cognizab India, the punishment le counterfeiting, provided for out of India, of abetting the coin. counterfeitin g of such coin within India. Import or export Imprisonmen Cognizab of counterfeit t for 3 years le coin, knowing the and fine.

NonCourt of Bailable Session. NonCourt of Bailable Session.

NonMagistra Bailable te of the first

238

239

240

241

242

243

same to be counterfeit. Import or export Imprisonmen Cognizab of counterfeit of t for life and le Indian coin, imprisonmen knowing the t for 10 years same to be and fine. counterfeit. Having any Imprisonmen Cognizab counterfeit coin t for 5 years le known to be such and fine. when it came into possession, and delivering, etc., the same to any person. Same with Imprisonmen Cognizab respect to Indian t for 10 years le coin. and fine. Knowingly Imprisonmen Cognizab delivering to t for 2 years le another and or fin, or 10 counterfeit coin times the as genuine, value of the which when first coin, possessed, the counterfeited deliverer did not or both. know to be counterfeited. Possession of Imprisonmen Cognizab counterfeit coin t for 3 years le by a person who and fine. knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof. Possession of Imprisonmen Cognizab Indian coin by a t for 7 years le person who knew and fine. it to be counterfeit when he became

class. NonCourt of Bailable session.

NonMagistra Bailable te of the first class.

NonCourt of Bailable Session. NonAny Bailable Magistra te.

NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first class.

NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first class.

244

245

246

247

248

249

250

possessed thereof. Person employed Imprisonmen Cognizab in a Mint causing t for 7 years le coin to be of a and fine. different weight or composition from that fixed by law. Unlawfully taking Imprisonmen Cognizab from a Mint any t for 7 years le coining and fine. instrument. Fraudulently Imprisonmen Cognizab diminishing the t for 3 years le weight or altering and fine. the composition of any coin. Fraudulently Imprisonmen Cognizab diminishing the t for 7 years le weight or altering and fine. the composition of Indian coin. Altering Imprisonmen Cognizab appearance of t for 3 years le any coin with and fine. intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description. Altering Imprisonmen Cognizab appearance of t for 7 years le Indian coin with and fine. intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description. Delivery to Imprisonmen Cognizab another of coin t for 5 years le possessed with and fine. the knowledge that it is altered.

NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first class.

NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first class. NonDitto cogniza ble

NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first class. NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first class.

NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first class.

NonMagistra bailable te of the first class.

251

252

253

254

255

256

257

Delivery of Indian Imprisonmen Cognizab coin possessed t for 10 years le with the and fine. knowledge that it is altered. Possession of Imprisonmen Cognizab altered coin by a t for 3 years le person who knew and fine. it to be altered when he became possessed thereof. Possession of Imprisonmen Cognizab Indian coin by a t for 5 years le person who knew and fine. it to be altered when he became possessed thereof. Delivery to Imprisonmen Cognizab another of coin as t for 2 years, le genuine which or fine, or 10 when first times the possessed the value of the deliverer did not coin. know to be altered. Counterfeiting a Imprisonmen Cognizab Government t for life, or le stamp. imprisonmen t for 10 years and fine. Having Imprisonmen Cognizab possession of an t for 7 years le instrument or and fine. material for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp. Making, buying or Imprisonmen Cognizab selling t for 7 years le instrument for and fine.

NonCourt of cogniza Session. ble

NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first class.

NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first class.

NonAny cogniza Magistra ble te.

NonCourt of cogniza Session. ble

NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first class.

NonMagistra cogniza te of the ble first

the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp. 258 Sale of counterfeit Government Stamp. 259 Having possession of a counterfeit Government stamp. 260 Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be counterfeit. 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. 262 Using a Government stamp known to have been before used. 263 Erasure of mark denoting that stamps have been used. 263A Fictitious stamps. .

class.

Imprisonmen Cognizab NonMagistra t for 7 years le cogniza te of the and fine. ble first class. Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable Magistra t for 7 years le te of the and fine. first class. Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable Magistra t for 7 years le te of the and fine, or first both. class. Imprisonmen Cognizab NonMagistra t for 3 years le Bailable te of the and fine, or first both. class.

Imprisonmen Cognizab NonAny t for 2 years le Bailable Magistra and fine, or te. both. Imprisonmen Cognizab t for 3 years le and fine, or both. Fine of 200 Cognizab rupees. le NonMagistra Bailable te of the first class. NonAny Bailable Magistra te.

CHAPTER XIII- OFFENCES RELATING TO WEIGHT AND MEASURES


Secti on 1 264 Offence Punishm Cognizable ent or NonCognizable 3 4 Imprison Nonment for cognizable. 1 year, or fine, or both. Imprison Nonment for cognizable. 1 year, or fine, or both. Imprison Nonment for cognizable. 1 year, or fine, or both. Bailable By what or Non Court Bailable triable. 5 6 Bailable Any Magistrat e.

2 Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing. Fraudulent use of false weight to measure.

265

Bailable Any Magistrat e.

266

267

Being in Bailable Any possession of Magistrat false weights e. or measures for fraudulent use. Making or Imprison Cognizable NonAny selling false ment for Bailable Magistrat weights or 1 year, e. measures for or fine, fraudulent use. or both.

CHAPTER XIV-OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE, DECENCY AND MORALS
Secti on Offence Punishment Cognizabl Bailable By what e or Non- or Non Court Cognizabl Bailable triable. e 3 4 5 6 Imprisonme Cognizabl Bailable Any nt for 6 e Magistrat months or e

1 269

2 Negligently doing any act known to be

270

271

Imprisonme NonBailable Any nt for 6 cognizabl Magistrat months, or e. e fine, or both. 272 Adulterating Imprisonme NonBailable Any food or drink nt for 6 cognizabl Magistrat intended for months, or e. e sale so as to fine of 1,000 make the same rupees, or noxious. both. 273 Selling any food Imprisonme NonBailable Any or drink as food nt for 6 cognizabl Magistrat and drink, months, or e. e knowing the fine of 1,000 same to be rupees, or noxious. both. 274 Adulterating Imprisonme Non1[Non- Any any drug or nt for 6 cognizabl bailable Magistrat medical months, or e. ] e preparation fine of 1,000 intended for rupees, or sale so as to both. lessen its efficacy, or to change its operation, or to make it noxious. West Bengal Amendment:- West Bengal Act No. 34 of 1974

likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life. Malignantly doing any act known to be likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life. Knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule.

fine, or both.,

Imprisonme Cognizabl Bailable Any nt for 2 e Magistrat years, or e fine, or both.

272

273

274

275

276

275

Adulterating Imprisonme Cognizabl Non Court of bailable food or drink nt for life e session intented for with or sale, so as to without fine. make the same noxious Ditto Selling any food Ditto Ditto Ditto or drink as food and drink, knowing the same to be noxious Ditto Adulterating Ditto Ditto Ditto any drug or medical preparation intented for sale so as to lessen its efficacy, or to make it noxious. Offering for sale Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation known to have been adulterated Knowingly Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto selling or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation as a different drug or preparation Offering for sale Imprisonme Non1[Bailab Any or issuing from nt for 6 cognizabl le] Magistrat a dispensary months, or e. e any drug or fine of 1,000 medical rupees, or

276

preparation both. known to have been adulterated. Knowingly Imprisonme NonBailable Any selling or nt for 6 cognizabl Magistrat issuing from a months, or e. e dispensary any fine of 1,000 drug or medical rupees, or preparation as a both. different drug or medical preparation.

STATE AMENDMENTS (Sections 272 TO 276)


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

Secti on 1 272

273

274

Punishmen Cognizable Bailable t or Nonor Non Cognizable Bailable 2 3 4 5 Adulterating food Imprisonm Cognizable Nonor drink intend ent for life bailable for sale, so as to with or make the same without noxious. fine. Selling any food Imprisonm Cognizable Nonor drink as food ent for life bailable and drink, with or knowing the without same to be fine. noxious. Adulterating any Imprisonm NonBailable drug or medical ent for 6 cognizable prepararion months, or . intended for sale fine of so as to lessen its 1,000

Offence

By what Court triable. 6 Court of session.

Court of session.

Any Magistr ate.

275

276

efficacy or to rupees, or change its both. operation or to make it noxious. Offering for sale Imprisonm or issuing from a ent for 6 dispensary any months, or drug or medical fine of preparation 1,000 known to have rupees, or been adulterated. both. Knowingly selling Imprisonm or issuing front a ent for 6 dispensary any months, or drug or medical fine of preparation as a 1,000 different drug or rupees, or medical both. preparation. [Vide U.P. act 47 of 1973, sec. 4 (w.e.f.15-91975)].

NonBailable Any cognizable Magistr . ate

NonBailable Any cognizable Magistr . ate

WEST BENGAL For the existing entries against section 272, 273, 274, 275 and 276 in the First Schedule, the following shall be substituted.

Secti on

Offence

1 2 "272 Adulterating food or drink intended for sale, so as to make the same noxious.

273

Selling any food or drink, as food and

Punishm Cogniza Baila By ent ble or ble or what NonNon Court Cogniza Baila triable. ble ble 3 4 5 6 Imprison Cogniza Non- Court of ment for ble bailab Session life, with le or without fine. Imprison Cogniza Non- Court of ment for ble bailab Session

6 le months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. 274 Adulterating any Imprison Cogniza Non- Court of drug or medical ment for ble bailab Session preparation intended 6 le for sale so as to months, lessen its efficacy, or or fine of to change its 1,000 operation, or to make rupees, it noxious. or both. 275 Offering for sale or Imprison Cogniza Non- Court of issuing from a ment for ble bailab Session dispensary any drug 6 le or medical months, preparation known to or fine of have been 1,000 adulterated. rupees, or both. 276 Knowingly selling or Imprison Cogniza Non- Court of issuing from a ment for ble bailab Session dispensary any drug life, with le or medical or preparation as without different drug or fine. medical preparation. [Vide W.B. Act 34 of 1974, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 16-7-1974)]. 277 Defiling the water of Imprison Cogniza a public spring or ment for ble reservoir. 3 months, or fine of 500 rupees, or both Taking atmosphere Fine of Nonnoxious to health. 500 cogniza rupees ble Baila Any ble Magistr ate.

drink, knowing the same to be noxious.

278

Baila Any ble Magistr ate.

279

Driving or riding on a public way so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, etc.

280. Navigating any vessel so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, etc.

281. Exhibition of a false light, mark or buoy

282. Conveying for hire any person by water in a vessel in such a state or loaded, as to endanger his life.

283. Causing danger, obstruction or, injury in any public way or line of navigation. 284. Dealing with any poisonous substance so as to endanger human life, etc.

Imprison Cogniza ment for ble 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Imprison Cogniza ment for ble 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Imprison Cogniza ment for ble 7 years or fine, or both. Imprison Cogniza ment for ble 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Fine of Cogniza 200 ble rupees.

Baila Any ble Magistr ate.

Baila Any ble Magistr ate.

Baila Magistr ble ate of the first class. Baila Any ble Magistr ate

Baila Any ble Magistr ate.

Imprison Cogniza Baila Any ment for ble ble Magistr 6 ate. months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both

285. Dealing with fire or any combustible matter so as to endanger human life, etc.

Imprison Cogniza ment for ble 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both 286. So dealing with any Imprison Cogniza explosive substance. ment for ble 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both 287. So dealing with any Imprison Nonmachinery. ment for cogniza 6 ble months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both 288. A person omitting to Imprison Nonguard against ment for cogniza probable danger to 6 ble human life by the fall months of any building over or fine of which he has a right 1,000 entitling him to pull it rupees down or repair it. or both 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. Committing a public nuisance. Imprison Cogniza ment for ble 6 months, or fine of 1.000 rupees or both. Fine of Non200 Cogniza

Baila Any ble Magistr ate.

Baila Any ble Magistr ate.

Baila Any ble Magistr ate.

Baila Any ble Magistr ate.

Baila Any ble Magistr ate

290

Baila Any ble Magistr

291

292

rupees Continuance of Simple nuisance after imprison injection to ment for discontinue. 6 months, or fine, or both. Sale, etc., of obscene On first books, etc. convictio n, with imprison ment for 2 years and with fine of 2,000 rupees and in the event of second or subsequ ent convictio n, with imprison ment for 5 years and with fine of 5000 rupees.

ble ate. Cogniza Baila Any ble ble Magistr ate.

Cogniza Baila Any ble ble Magistr ate.

STATE AMENDMENTS
Tamil Nadu: In the first Schedule, for the entries relating to Sections 292-A and 293, the following entries shall be substitutes, namely: -

Secti

Offence

Punishment

Cognizab Bailabl By what

on

1 2 3 292A Printing etc Imprisonment of of grossly either description indecent or for 2 years, or fine, scurrilous or both. matters or matter intended for blackmail. [Vide Tamil Nadu Act 30 of 1984]. 293 Sale etc. of On first conviction Cognizab Bailabl Any obscence with imprisonment le e Magistr objects to for 3 years, and with ate young fine of 2,000 rupees, persons. and in the event of second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment for 7 years, and with fine of 5,000 rupees.
1. Substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005.w.e.f.23-6-06

le or e or Court NonNon triable. Cognizab Bailabl le e 4 5 6 NonBailabl Any cognizabl e Magistr e ate

CHAPTER XV- OFFENCES RELATING TO RELIGION


Secti on Offence Cogniza Bailabl ble or e or NonNon Cogniza Bailabl ble e 3 4 5 Imprisonment Cogniza Bailabl for 3 months, or ble e fine, or both Imprisonment NonBailabl for 3 months, or cognizab e fine, or both. le Punishment By what Court triable.

1 294

2 Obscence songs.

6 Any Magistra te Any Magistra te

294A Keeping a lottery office.

Publishing Fine of 1,000 proposals rupees. relating to lotteries. 295 Destroying, Imprisonment damaging or for 2 years of defiling a place fine, or both. of worship or sacred object with intent to insult the religion of any class of persons. 295A Maliciously Imprisonment insulting the for 3 years, or religion or the fine or both. religious beliefs of any class. 296 Causing a Imprisonment disturbance to for 1year, or fine an assembly or both engaged in religious worship. 297 Trespassing in Imprisonment place of for 1year, or fine worship or or both sepulcher disturbing funeral with intention on to wound the feelings or to insult the religion of any person, or offering in dignity to a human corpse. 298 Uttering any Imprisonment word or for 1year, or fine

NonBailabl Any cognizab e Magistra le te Cogniza NonAny ble bailabl Magistra e te.

Cogniza NonMagistra ble bailabl te of the e first class.

Cogniza Bailabl Any ble e Magistra te.

Cogniza Bailabl Any ble e Magistra te.

NonBailabl Any cognizab e Magistra

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.

or both

le

te.

STATE AMENDMENTS Andhra Pradesh: Offence under section 298 is cognizable. [Vide A.P.G.O. Ms. No.732,dated 5th December, 1991.)]

CHAPTER XVI - OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY


Secti on Offence Punishment Cognizabl Bailabl By what e or Non- e or Court Cognizabl Non triable. e Bailabl e 3 4 5 6 Death, or Cognizabl NonCourt of imprisonment e bailabl session for life, and e Court fine of Death. Cognizabl NonCourt of e bailabl session e Court of

1 302

2 Murder.

303

Murder by a person under sentence of imprisonment for life.

304

Culpable homicide not amounting to murder if act by which the death is caused is done with intention of causing death, etc.

Imprisonment Cognizabl NonCourt of for life, or e bailabl session imprisonment e Court for 10 years of and fine.

If act is done Imprisonment with knowledge for 10 years that it is likely to or fine, or cause death, but both. without any intention to cause death, etc. 304A Causing death by Imprisonment rash or negligent for 2 years, or act. fine or both.
1

Cognizabl NonCourt of e bailabl session e Court of

[304 Dowry death. B

305

306

307

Abetment of suicide committed by child or insane or delirious person or an idiot, or a person intoxicated. Abetting the Imprisonment commission of for 10 years suicide. and fine. Attempt to Imprisonment murder. for 10 years and fine.

Cognizabl Bailabl Magistra e e te of the first class. Imprisonment Cognizabl NonCourt of of not less e bailabl Session] than 7 years e but which may extend to imprisonment for life. Death, or Cognizabl NonCourt of imprisonment e bailabl Session for life or e imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Cognizabl None bailabl e Cognizabl None bailabl e

Court of Session Court of Session

If such act causes hurt to any person.

308

309

Attempt by lifeconvict to murder, if hurt is caused. Attempt to commit culpable homicide. If such act causes hurt to any person. Attempt to commit suicide.

311

Being a thug.

312

Causing miscarriage.

If the woman be quick with child.

Imprisonment Cognizabl Nonfor life or e bailabl imprisonment e for 10 years and fine. Death or Cognizabl Nonimprisonment e bailabl for 10 years, e and fine. Imprisonment Cognizabl Nonfor 3 years or e bailabl fine, or both. e Imprisonment Cognizabl Nonfor 7 years, or e bailabl fine or both. e Simple Cognizabl Bailabl imprisonment e e for 1 year or fine or both. Imprisonment Cognizabl Nonfor life and e bailabl fine. e Imprisonment NonBailabl for 3 years the Cognizabl e first and fine e or both Imprisonment NonBailabl for 7 years cognizabl e and fine. e

Court of Session

Court of Session

Court of Session Court of Session Any Magistra te Court of session. Magistra te of the first class. Magistra te of the first class

1. Ins. by Act 43 of 1986, sec. 11 (w.e.f. 19-11-1986).

313 Causing miscarriage without womans consent.

Imprisonmen Cognizab Nont for life, or le bailable imprisonment for 10 years and fine. 314 Death caused by Imprisonmen Cognizab Nonan act done with t for 10 years le bailable intent to cause and fine. miscarriage.

Court of session.

Court of session.

315

316

317

318

323

If act done without womans consent. Act done with intent to prevent a child being born alive, or to cause it to die after its birth. Causing death of a quick unborn child by an act amounting to culpable homicide. Exposure of a child under 12 years of age by parent or person having care of it with intention of wholly abandoning it. Concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body. Voluntarily causing hurt.

Imprisonmen Cognizab Nont for life, or le bailable as above Imprisonmen Cognizab Nont for 10 le bailable years, or fine, or both.

Court of session. Court of session.

Imprisonmen Cognizab NonCourt of t for 10 le bailable session. years, or fine.

Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable t for 7 years, le or fine, or both.

Magistra te of the first class.

324 Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means. 325 Voluntarily causing grievous hurt. and fine. 326 Voluntarily causing grievous

Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable t for 2 years, le or fine or both. Imprisonmen NonBailable t for 1 year, cognizab or fine of le 1,000 rupees, or both. Imprisonmen Cognizab **Non t for 3 years, le Bailable or fine, or both. Imprisonmen t for 7 years, and fine. Imprisonmen t for life or

Magistra te of the first class. Any Magistra te

Any Magistra te

Cognizab **[Baila Any le ble] Magistra te Cognizab NonMagistra le bailable te of the

327

328

329

330

331

hurt by imprisonment dangerous for 10 years, weapons or and fine. means. Voluntarily Imprisonmen Cognizab Noncausing hurt to t for 10 years le bailable extort property and fine. or a valuable security or to constraint to do anything which is illegal or which may facilitate the commission of an offence. Administrating Imprisonmen Cognizab Nonstupefying drug t for 10 years le bailable with intent to and fine. cause hurt, etc., Voluntarily Imprisonmen Cognizab Noncausing grievous t for life, or le bailable hurt to extort imprisonment property or a for 10 years, valuable security and fine. or to constraint to do any thing, which is, illegal or which may facilitate the commission of an offence. Voluntarily Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable causing hurt to t for 7 and le export fine. confession or information or to compel restoration of property etc., Voluntarily Imprisonmen Cognizab Noncausing grievous t for 10 years le bailable hurt to extort and fine. confession or

first class.

Magistra te of the first class.

Court of Session.

Court of Session.

Magistra te of the first class.

Court of Session.

332.

333

334

335

336

Imprisonmen t for 3 months or fine of 250 rupees or both. 337 Causing grievous Imprisonmen hurt by an act, t for 6 which endangers months, or humans life, etc. fine of 500

information or to compel restoration of property etc. Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty. Voluntarily causing hurt on grave and sudden provocation not intending to hurt any other than the person who gave the provocation. Causing grievous hurt on grave and sudden provocation, not intending to hurt any other than the person who gave the provocation. Doing any act, which endangers human life or the personal safety of others.

Imprisonmen Cognizab 1[Ditto] t for 3 years le or fine, fine or both.

Magistra te of the first class.

Imprisonmen Cognizab 1[Ditto] Court of t for 10 years le Session. and fine.

Imprisonmen NonBailable Any t for 1 month cognizab Magistra or fine of 500 le te rupees, or both.

Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable t for 4 days le or fine of 2,000 rupees, or both.

Magistra te of the first class.

Cognizab Bailable Any le Magistra te

Cognizab Bailable Any le Magistra te

338

341.

342.

343.

344.

345

346

347

rupees, or both. Causing grievous Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable hurt by an act, t for 2 years le which endangers or fine of human life, etc. 1,000 rupees, or both. Wrongfully Simple Cognizab Bailable restraining any imprisonment le person. for 1month or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Wrongfully Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable confining any t for 1 year or le person. fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Wrongfully, Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable confining for 3 t for 2 years, le more days. or fine or both. Wrongfully Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable confining for 10 t for 3 years, le or more days. and fine. Keeping any Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable person in t for 2 years le wrongful in addition to confinement, imprisonment knowing that a under any write has been other section. issued for his liberation. Wrongful Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable confinement in t for 2 years le secret. in addition to imprisonment under any other section. Wrongful Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable confinement for t for 3 years, le the purpose of and fine.

Any Magistra te

Any Magistra te

Any Magistra te

Any Magistra te Any Magistra te Magistra te of the first class.

Magistra te of the first class.

Any Magistra te

extorting property, or constraining to an illegal act, etc. 348. Wrongful Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable Any confinement for t for 3 years, le Magistra the purpose of and fine. te extorting confession or information, or of compelling restoration of property, etc. 352. Assault or use of Imprisonmen NonBailable Any criminal force t for 3 cognizab Magistra otherwise than months or le Ditto te on grave fine of 500 provocation. rupees or both. 353. Assault or use of Imprisonmen Cognizab 1[Non- Any criminal force to t for 2 years, le bailable Magistra deter a public or fine or ] te servant from both. discharge of his duty. 354. Assault or use of Imprisonmen Cognizab 1[Bailab Any criminal force to t for 2 years, le le] Magistra a woman with or fine or te intent to outrage both. her modesty. STATE AMENDMENT Orissa: Offence under section 354 is non-bailable. [Vide Orissa Act 6 of 1995, assented by the president on 10-31995]. 355 Assault or Imprisonmen NonBailable Any criminal force t for 2 years, Cognizab Magistra with intent to or fine or le. te dishonour a both. person otherwise than on grave and sudden

provocation. **. Substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005 1. Substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005 w.e.f.23/6/2006 STATE AMENDMENTS (Sections 354 and 355) Andhra Pradesh: For the existing entries against sections 354 and 355, the following shall be substituted: 354 Assault or use of Imprisonmen Cognizab NonCourt of criminal force to t for 7 years, le bailable Session. a women with to and fine. outrage her modesty. 355 Assault or Imprisonmen NonBailable Any criminal force t for 2 cognizab Magistra with intent to years,or fine, le te. dishonour a or both. person, otherwise than on grave and sudden provocation. [Vide A.P. Act No. 3 of 1992, section 2 (w.e.f. 15-2-1992). 356 Assault or Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable Any criminal force in t for 2 years, le Magistra attempt to any or fine or te. commit theft of both. property worn or carried by a person. 357 Assault or use of Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable Any criminal force in t for 1 year or le Magistra attempt fine of 1,000 te. wrongfully to rupees, or confine a person. both. 358 Assault or use of Simple NonBailable Any criminal force on imprisonment Cognizab Magistra grave and for one le te. sudden month or fine

provocation.

363 Kidnapping.

of 200 rupees, or both. Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable Magistra t for 7 years, le te of first and fine. class STATE AMENDMENT

Uttar Pradesh: In the entries relating to Section 363 of the Indian Penal Code, in column 5, for the word "Bailable" the word Non-bailable shall be substituted. [Vide U.P. Act 1 of 1984, sec. 12 (w.e.f. 1-5-1984)] 363A Kidnapping or Imprisonmen Cognizab NonMagistra obtaining the t for 10 years le bailable te of first custody of a that and fine. class minor in order such minor may be employed or used for purposes of begging. Maiming a minor Imprisonmen Cognizab NonCourt of in order that t for life and le Bailable Session. such minor may fine. be employed or used for purposes of beginning. 364 Kidnapping or Imprisonmen Cognizab NonCourt of abducting in t for life, or le Bailable Session. order to murder. rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. 1 [36 Kidnapping for Death or Cognizab NonMagistra 4A reasom, etc. imprisonment le Bailable te of the for life, and first fine. class.] 365 Kidnapping or Imprisonmen Cognizab NonMagistra abducting with t for 7 years le Bailable te of the intent secretly of and fine. first and wrongfully to class.

confine a person. 366 Kidnapping or Imprisonmen Cognizab Nonabducting a t for 10 le bailable woman to compel years, and her marriage, or fine. to cause her defilement etc. 366A Procuration of Imprisonmen Cognizab Nonminor girl. t for 10 le bailable years, and fine. 366B Importation of Imprisonmen Cognizab Nongirl from foreign t for 10 le bailable country. years, and fine. 367 Kidnapping or Imprisonmen Cognizab Nonabducting in t for 10 le bailable order to subject a years, and person to fine. grievous hurt, slavery, etc. 368 Concealing or Punishment Cognizab Nonkeeping in for le bailable confinement a kidnapping or kidnapped abduction. person.

Court of Session.

Court of Session.

Court of Session.

Court of Session.

Court by which the kidnappi ng or abductio n is triable. 369 Kidnapping or Imprisonmen Cognizab NonMagistra abducting a child t for 7 years le bailable te of the with intent to and fine. first take property class. from the person of such child. 370 Buying or Imprisonmen NonBailable Magistra disposing of any t for 7 years cognizab te of the person as slave. and fine. le first class. 371 Habitual dealing Imprisonmen Cognizab NonCourt of in slaves. t for life, or le Bailable Sessions Imprisonmen .

t for 10 years, and fine. 372 Selling or letting Imprisonmen Cognizab Nonto hire a minor t for 10 le Bailable for purposes of years, and prostitution, etc. fine. 373 Buying or Imprisonmen Cognizab Nonobtaining t for 10 le Bailable possession of a years, and minor for the fine. same purposes. 374 Unlawful Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable compulsory t for 1 year, le labour. or fine, or both. 2 [37 Rape. Imprisonmen Cognizab Non6. t for life, or le bailable Imprisonmen t for 10 years, and Intercourse by Imprisonmen NonBailable man with his t for two Cognizab wife not being years, or fine, le under twelve or both. years of age. 376A Intercourse by a Imprisonmen NonBailable . man with his t for two Cognizab wife during years, and le separation. fine. 376B Intercourse by Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable . public servant t for five le (but with woman in years, and no arrest his custody. fine. shall be made without a warrant or without an order of a

Court of Sessions . Court of Sessions .

Any Magistra te Court of Session.

Court of Session.

Court of Session.

Court of Session.

Magistra te. 376C Intercourse by Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable Superintendent t for five le (but of jail, remand years, and no arrest home, etc. fine. shall be made without a warrant or without an order of a Magistra te. 376 Intercourse by Imprisonmen Cognizab Bailable D manager, etc., of t for five le (but a hospital with years, and no arrest any woman in fine. shall be that hospital. made without a warrant or without an order of a Magistra te. 3 [37 Unnatural Imprisonmen Cognizab Non7 offences. t for life, or le Bailable imprisonment for 10 years, and fine.
1. Subs. by Act 42 of 1983, sec. 4, (w.e.f. 22-5-1993) 2. Subs. by Act 43 of 1983, sec. 5, for the entries relating to section 376. 3. Subs. by Act 30 of 2001, sec. 3 Second Sch. (w.e.f. 3-9-2001)

Court of Session.

Court of Session.]

Magistra te of the first class.]

CHAPTER XVII- OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY


Secti on Offence Punishment Cognizab Bailabl By what le or e or Court NonNon triable.

1 379

380

381

382

384

385

386

Cognizab Bailabl le e 2 3 4 5 6 Theft. Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Any nt for three le Bailabl Magistra years, or e te. fine, or both. Theft in a building, Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Any tent or vessel. nt for 7 le Bailabl Magistra years, and e te. fine. Theft by clerk or Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Any servant of property nt for 7 le Bailabl Magistra in possession of years, and e te. master or employee. fine. Theft after Rigorous Cognizab Non- Magistra preparation having imprisonme le Bailabl te of the been made for nt for 10 e first causing death, or years, and class. hurt or restraint or fine. fear of death, or of restraint, in order to the committing of such theft, or to retiring after committing it, or to retaining property taken by it. Extortion. Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Any nt for three le Bailabl Magistra years, or e te. fine, or both. Putting or Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Any attempting to put in nt for two le e Magistra fear or injury, in years, or te. order to commit fine, or extortion. both. Extortion by putting Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra a person in fear of nt for 10 le Bailabl te of the death or grievous years, and e first

387

388

hurt. Putting or attempting to put a person in fear of death or grievous hurt in order to commit extortion. 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.

fine. class. Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra nt for 7 le Bailabl te of the years, and e first fine. class.

Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Magistra nt for 10 le e te of the years, and first fine. class.

389

392

393

Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Magistra nt for life. le e te of the first class. Putting a person in Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Magistra fear of accusation of nt for 10 le e te of the an offence years, and first punishable with fine. class. death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years in order to commit extortion. If the offence be an Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Magistra unnatural offence. nt for life. le e te of the first class. Robbery Rigorous Cognizab Non- Magistra imprisonme le Bailabl te of the nt for 7 e first years, and class. fine. Attempt to commit Rigorous Cognizab Non- Magistra robbery. imprisonme le Bailabl te of the nt for 7 e first years, and class. fine.

394

395

Person voluntarily causing hurt in committing or attempting to commit robbery, or any other person jointly concerned in such robbery. Dacoity.

Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra nt for life, le Bailabl te of the or rigorous e first imprisonme class. nt for 10 years and fine.

396

397

398

399

400

Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of nt for life, le Bailabl Session. or rigorous e imprisonme nt for 10 years and fine. Murder in Dacoity. Death, Cognizab Non- Court of Imprisonme le Bailabl Session. nt for life, e or rigorous imprisonme nt for 10 years and fine. Robber or dacoity, Rigorous Cognizab Non- Court of with attempt to imprisonme le Bailabl Session. cause death or nt for not e grievous hurt. less than 7 years. Attempt to commit Rigorous Cognizab Non- Court of robbery or dacoity imprisonme le Bailabl Session. when armed with nt for not e deadly weapons. less than 7 years. Making preparation Rigorous Cognizab Non- Court of to commit dacoity. imprisonme le Bailabl Session. nt for 10 e years. Belonging to a gang Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of of persons nt for life, le Bailabl Session. associated for the or rigorous e purpose of imprisonme habitually nt for 10 committing dacoity. years and

401

402

403

404

Belonging to a wandering gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing thefts. Being one of five or Rigorous NonBailabl Magistra more persons imprisonme Cognizab e te of the assembled for the nt for 7 le first purpose of years and class. committing dacoity. fine. Dishonest Imprisonme NonBailabl Any misappropriation of nt for two Cognizab e Magistra movable properly, years, or le te. or converting it to fine, or ones own use. both. Dishonest Imprisonme NonBailabl Magistra misappropriation of nt for 3 Cognizab e te of the property, knowing years, and le first that it was in fine. class. 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. If by clerk or person Imprisonme NonBailabl Magistra employed be nt for 7 Cognizab e te of the deceased. years, or le first fine or both. class. Criminal breach of Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra trust. nt for 3 le Bailabl te of the years, or e first fine or both. class. Criminal breach of Rigorous Cognizab Non- Magistra trust by a carrier, imprisonme le Bailabl te of the wharfinger, etc. nt for 7 e first years, and class. fine.

fine. Rigorous Cognizab Non- Magistra imprisonme le Bailabl te of the nt for 7 e first years and class. fine.

406

407

408

Criminal breach of trust by a clerk or servant.

409

411

412

413

414

417

Rigorous Cognizab Non- Magistra imprisonme le Bailabl te of the nt for 7 e first years, and class. fine. Criminal breach of Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra trust by public nt for life, le Bailabl te of the servant or by or e first banker, merchant or imprisonme class. agent, etc. nt for 10 years, and fine. Dishonesty Rigorous Cognizab Non- Any receiving stolen imprisonme le Bailabl Magistra property, knowing it nt for 3 e te. to be stolen. years, or fine, or both. Dishonesty Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of receiving stolen nt for life, le Bailabl Session. property, knowing or rigorous e that it was obtained imprisonme by dacoity. nt for 10 years, and fine. Habitually dealing in Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of stolen property. nt for life, le Bailabl Session. or e imprisonme nt for 10 years, and fine. Assisting in Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Any concealment or nt for 3 le Bailabl magistra disposal of stolen years, or e te. property, knowing it fine, or to be stolen. both. Cheating. Imprisonme NonBailabl Any nt for 1 cognizab e magistra year, or le te fine, or both.

418

419

Cheating a person whose interest the offender was bound,. Either by law or by legal contract, to protect. Cheating by personation.

Imprisonme NonBailabl Any nt for 3 cognizab e magistra years, or le te fine, or both.

420

421

422

423

424

Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Any nt for 3 le e magistra years, or te fine, or both Cheating and Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra thereby dishonestly nt for 7 le Bailabl te of the inducing delivery of years, and e first property, or the fine. class. making, alteration or destruction of a valuable security. Fraudulent removal Imprisonme NonBailabl Any or concealment of nt for 2 Cognizab e magistra property, etc., to years, or le. te. prevent distribution fine, or among creditors. both. Fraudulent Imprisonme NonBailabl Any Preventing from nt for 2 Cognizab e magistra being made years, or le. te. available for his fine, or creditors a debt or both. demand due to the offender. Fraudulent Imprisonme NonBailabl Any executions of deed nt for 2 Cognizab e magistra of transfer years, or le. te. containing a false fine, or statement of both. consideration. Fraudulent removal Imprisonme NonBailabl Any or concealment of nt for 2 Cognizab e magistra property of himself years, or le. te. or any other person fine, or or assisting in the both. doing thereof, or dishonestly releasing any

426

427

428

429

430

431

432

demand or claim to which he is entitled. Mischief. Imprisonme NonBailabl Any nt for 3 Cognizab e magistra months, or le. te. fine, or both. Mischief, and Imprisonme NonBailabl Any thereby causing nt for 2 Cognizab e magistra damage to the years, or le. te. amount of 50 fine or both. rupees or upwards. Mischief by killing, Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Any poisoning, maiming nt for 2 le e magistra or rendering useless years, or te. any animal or the fine or both. value of 10 rupees or upwards. Mischief by killing, Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Magistra poisoning, maiming nt for 5 le e te of the or rendering useless years, or first any elephant, fine or both. class. camel, horse, etc., whatever may be its value of 50 rupees or upwards. Mischief by causing Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Magistra diminution of supply nt for 5 le e te of the of water for years, or first agricultural fine or both. class. purposes etc. Mischief by injury to Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Magistra public road, bridge, nt for 5 le e te of the navigable river, or years, or first navigable channel fine or both. class. and rendering it impassable or less safe for travelling or conveying property. Mischief by causing Ditto Cognizab Bailabl Magistra inundation or le e te of the obstruction to public first

433

434

435

436

drainage attended with damage. Mischief by destroying or moving or rendering less useful a lighthouse or seamark, or by exhibiting false lights. Mischief by destroying or moving, etc., a landmark fixed by public authority. Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage to an among of 100 rupees or upwards, or, in case of agricultural produce, 10 rupees or upwards. Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc.

class. Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Magistra nt for 7 le e te of the years, or first fine or both. class.

Imprisonme NonBailabl Any nt for 1 Cognizab e Magistra year, or fine le te. or both. Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Magistra nt for 7 le e te of the years, and first fine. class.

437

438

Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of nt for life, le Bailabl Session. or e imprisonme nt for 10 years, and fine. Mischief with intent Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of to destroy or make nt for life, le Bailabl Session. unsafe a decked or e vessel or a vessel of imprisonme 20 tonnes burden. nt for 10 years, and fine. The Mischief Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of described in the last nt for life, le Bailabl Session. section committed or e by fire or any imprisonme

explosive substance. 439

440

447

448

449

450

451

nt for 10 years, and fine. Running vessel Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of ashore with intent nt for 10 le Bailabl Session. to commit theft, etc. years, and e fine. Mischief committed Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Magistra after preparation nt for 5 le e te of the made for causing years, and first death, or hurt, etc. fine. class. Criminal trespass. Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Any nt for 3 le e Magistra months, or te. fine of 500 rupees, or both. House-trespass. Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Any nt for one le e Magistra year, or fine te. of 1,000 rupees, or both. House-trespass in Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of order to the nt for life, le Bailabl Session. commission of an or rigorous e offence punishable imprisonme with death. nt for 10 years, and fine. House-trespass in Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of order to the nt for 10 le Bailabl Session. commission of an years, and e offence punishable fine. with imprisonment for life. House-trespass in Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Any order to commission nt for 2 le e Magistra of an offence years, and te. punishable with fine. imprisonment. If the offence is Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Any

theft.

452

453

House-trespass, having made preparation for causing hurt, assault, etc., Lurking house trespass or housebreaking.

nt for 7 le Bailabl Magistra years, and e te. fine. Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Any nt for 7 le Bailabl Magistra years, and e te. fine.

454

455

456

457

Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Any nt for 2 le Bailabl Magistra years, and e te. fine. Lurking houseImprisonme Cognizab Non- Any trespass or house- nt for 3 le Bailabl Magistra breaking in order to years, and e te. the commission of fine. an offence punishable with imprisonment. If the offence is Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra theft. nt for 10 le Bailabl te of the years, and e first fine. class. Lurking houseImprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra trespass or house- nt for 10 le Bailabl te of the breaking after years, and e first preparation made fine. class. causing hurt, assault, etc. Lurking houseImprisonme Cognizab Non- Any trespass or house- nt for 3 le Bailabl magistra breaking by light. years, and e te. fine. Lurking houseImprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra trespass or house- nt for 5 le Bailabl te of the breaking by night in years, and e first order to the fine. class. commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment. If the offence is Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra theft. nt for 14 le Bailabl te of the

458

459

Lurking housetrespass or housebreaking in night, after preparation made for causing hurt, etc. Grievous hurt caused whilst committing lurking house-trespass or house-breaking.

years and e first fine. class. Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Magistra nt for 14 le Bailabl te of the years and e first fine. class.

460

461

462

Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of nt for life, le Bailabl Session. or rigorous e imprisonme nt for 10 years, and fine. Death or grievous Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Court of hurt caused by one nt for life, le Bailabl Session. of several persons or rigorous e jointly concerned in imprisonme by night, etc. nt for 10 years, and fine. Dishonesty breaking Imprisonme Cognizab Non- Any open or unfastening nt for 2 le Bailabl magistra any closed years and e te receptacle fine. containing property. Being entrusted Imprisonme Cognizab Bailabl Any with any closed nt for 3 le e magistra receptacle years and te containing or fine. supposed to contain any property, and fraudulently opening the same.

CHAPTER XVIII- OFFENCES RELATING TO DOCUMENTS AND TO PROPERTY MARKS


Secti on Offence Punishment Cognizab Bailable By what le or or Non Court Non- Bailable triable.

Cognizab le 1 465 2 Forgery. 3 4 5 6 Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrat nt for 2 Cognizab e of the years, and le first fine, or class. both. Imprisonme NonNonMagistrat nt for 7 Cognizab Bailable e of the years and le first fine. class.

466

467

Forgery of a record of a court of justice or of a Registrar of Births, etc., kept by a public servant. Forgery of a valuable security, will or authority to make or transfer any valuable security, or to receive any money, etc. When the valuable security is a promissory note of the Central Government.

Imprisonme NonNonMagistrat nt for life, Cognizab Bailable e of the or le first imprisonme class. nt for 10 years, and fine.

468

469

Imprisonme Cognizab NonMagistrat nt for life, le Bailable e of the or first imprisonme class. nt for 10 years, and fine. Forgery for the Imprisonme Cognizab NonMagistrat purpose of nt for 7 le Bailable e of the cheating. years and first fine. class. Forgery for the Imprisonme Cognizab Bailable Magistrat purpose of nt for 3 le e of the harming the years and first reputation of any fine. class. person of knowing that it is likely to be used for that purpose.

471

472

473

Using as genuine a forged document which is known to be forged. When the forged document is a promissory note of the Central Government. Making or counterfeiting a seal, plate, etc., with intent to commit a forgery punishable under section 467 of Indian Penal Code, or possessing with like intent any such seal plate, etc., knowing the same to be counterfeit. 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.

Punishment Cognizab Bailable Magistrat for forgery le e of the of such first document. class. Punishment Cognizab Bailable Magistrat for forgery le e of the of such first document. class. Imprisonme Cognizab Bailable Magistrat nt for life, le e of the or first imprisonme class. nt for 7 years, and fine.

Imprisonme Cognizab Bailable Magistrat nt for 7 le e of the years, and first fine. class.

474

Having possession Imprisonme Cognizab Bailable Magistrat of a document, nt for 7 le e of the knowing it to be years, and first forged, with fine. class. intent to use it as genuine; if the document is one of the description mentioned in section 466 of the Indian Penal Code. If the document is Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrat one of the nt for life, Cognizab e of the description or le first mentioned in imprisonme class. section 467 of the nt for 7 Indian Penal years and Code. fine. Counterfeiting a Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrat device or mark nt for life, Cognizab e of the used for or le first authenticating imprisonme class. documents nt for 7 described in years and section 467 of the fine Indian Penal Code, or possessing counterfeit marked material. Counterfeiting a Imprisonme NonNonMagistrat device or mark nt for 7 Cognizab Bailable e of the used for years and le first authenticating fine. class. documents other than those described in section 467 of the Indian Penal Code, or possessing

475

476

counterfeit marked material. 477 Fraudulently destroying or defacing, or attempting to destroy or deface, or secreting, a will, etc. 477A Falsification of . accounts.

482

483

484

485

486

Using a false property mark with intent to deceive or injure any person. Counterfeiting a Imprisonme NonBailable Any property mark nt for 2 Cognizab Magistrat used by another, years, or le e. with intent to fine or both. cause damage or injury. Counterfeiting a Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrat property mark nt for 3 Cognizab e of the used by a public years, or le first servant, or any fine or both. class. mark used by him to denote the manufacturer, quality, etc., of any property. Fraudulently Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrat making or having nt for 3 cognizab e of the possession of any years, or le. first die, plate or other fine or both. class. instrument for counterfeiting any public or private property mark. Knowing selling Imprisonme NonBailable Any

Imprisonme NonNonMagistrat nt for life, Cognizab Bailable e of the or le first imprisonme class. nt for 7 years and fine Imprisonme NonBailable Magistrat nt for 7 Cognizab e of the years, or le first fine or both. class. Imprisonme NonBailable Any nt for 1 Cognizab Magistrat year, or fine le e. or both.

487

488

Imprisonme NonBailable Any nt for 3 Cognizab Magistrat years, or le e. fine or both. 489 Removing Imprisonme NonBailable Any destroying or nt for 1 Cognizab Magistrat defacing property year, or fine le e. mark with intent or both. to cause injury. 489A Counterfeiting Imprisonme Cognizab NonCourt of . currency-notes or nt for life, le Bailable Session. banknotes. or imprisonme nt for 10 years and fine. 489B. Using as genuine Imprisonme Cognizab NonCourt of forged or nt for life, le Bailable Session. counterfeit or currency-notes or imprisonme bank notes. nt for 10 years and fine. 489C. Possession of Imprisonme Cognizab Bailable Court of forged of nt for 7 le Session. counterfeit years, or currency-notes or fine or both. banknotes.

goods marked with counterfeit property mark. 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. Making use of any such false mark.

nt for 1 Cognizab Magistrat year, or fine le e. or both. Imprisonme NonBailable Any nt for 3 Cognizab Magistrat years, or le e. fine or both.

489D Making or . possessing machinery, instrument or material for forging or counterfeiting currency-notes or bank notes. 489E. Making or using documents resembling currency-notes or bank notes. 490 On refusal to disclose the name and address of the printer.

Imprisonme Cognizab NonCourt of nt for life, le Cogniza Session. or ble imprisonme nt for 10 years, and fine.

Fine of 100 NonBailable Any rupees. Cognizab Magistrat le e.

Fine of 200 NonBailable Any rupees. Cognizab Magistrat le e

CHAPTER XIX- CRIMINAL BREACH OF CONTRACTS OF SERVICE


Secti Offence on Punishment Cognizable Bailabl By or None or what Cognizable Non Court Bailabl triable. e 4 5 6 NonBailabl Any Cognizable e Magistr ate.

1 2 3 491 Being bound to Imprisonment attend on or for 3 months, supply the or fine of 200 wants of a rupees or both. person who is helpless from youth, unsoundness of mind or disease, and voluntarily omitting to do so.

CHAPTER XX- OFFENCES RELATING TO MARRIAGE


Secti on Offence Punishmen Cognizabl Bailabl t e or Non- e or Cognizabl Non e Bailabl e 3 4 5 Imprisonm NonNonent for 10 Cognizabl Bailabl years, and e e fine. By what Court triable.

1 493

2 6 A man by deceit Magistrat causing a woman e of the not lawfully first married to him to class. believe that she is lawfully married to him and to cohabit with in that behalf. 494 Marrying again Imprisonm NonBailabl Magistrat during the lifetime ent for 7 Cognizabl e e of the of a husband or years, and e first wife. fine. class. 495 Same offence with Imprisonm NonBailabl Magistrat concealment of the ent for 10 Cognizabl e e of the former marriage years, and e first from the person fine. class. with whom subsequent marriage is contracted. 496 A person with Imprisonm NonNonMagistrat fraudulent ent for 7 Cognizabl Bailabl e of the intention going years, and e e first through the fine. class. ceremony of being married knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married. STATE AMENDMENTS Andhra Pradesh Offence under section 494,495 and 496 shall be cognizable, non bailable and triable by the Magistrate of the first class. [Vide Andhra Pradesh Act 3 of 1992, sec. 2 (w.e.f.15-2-1992)].

497

Adultery.

498

Imprisonm ent for 5 years, or fine, or both. Enticing or taking Imprisonm away or detaining ent for 2 with a criminal years, or intent a married fine, or woman. both.
1

NonBailabl Magistrat Cognizabl e e of the e first class. NonBailabl Any Cognizabl e Magistrat e e.

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


Offence

Punishme Cognizable or Bailab By nt Non- Cognizable le or what Non Court Bailab triable. le 1 2 3 4 5 6 498A Punishment for Imprison Cognizable if Non- Magistr . subjecting a ment for information Bailab ate of married woman 3 years, relating to the le the first to cruelty. and fine. commission of class. the offence is given to an officer in charge of a police station by the person aggrieved by the offence 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

Secti on

category as may be notified by the State Government in this behalf. 1. Ins. by Act 46 of 1983, sec. 6 (w.e.f.25-12-1983). CHAPTER XXI- DEFAMATION 500 Defamation Simple Non-Cognizable Bailab against the imprison le President or the ment for Voice-President 2 years, or the or fine or government of a both. State or Administrator of a Union Territory or Minister in respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public functions when instituted upon a complaint made by the Public Prosecutor. Dafamation in Simple Non-Cognizable Bailab any other case. imprison le ment for 2 years, or fine or both.

Court of Session .

Magistr ate 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. (b) Printing or engraving matter knowing it to be defamatory, in any other case.

Simple Non-Cognizable Bailab Court of imprison le Session ment for . 2 years, or fine or both.

Simple Non-Cognizable Bailab imprison le ment for 2 years, or fine or both.

Magistr ate 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. (b) Printing or engraving matter knowing it to be defamatory, in any other case.

Simple Non-Cognizable Bailab Court of imprison le Session ment for . 2 years, or fine or both.

Simple Non-Cognizable Bailab imprison le ment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Magistr ate of the first class.

CHAPTER XXII- CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT AND ANNOYANCE


Secti on Offence Punishment Cognizabl Bailabl By what e or None or Court Cognizabl Non triable. e Bailabl e 3 4 5 6

504

Insult intended to provoke breach of the peace.

505

Imprisonme Nonnt for 2 cognizabl years, or e fine, or both. False statement, Imprisonme Nonremour, etc., nt for 3 cognizabl circulated with years, or e intent to cause fine, or mutiny or both. offence against the public peace. False statement, Imprisonme Cognizabl rumour, etc., nt for 3 e with intent to years, or create enmity, fine, or hatred or ill-will both. between different classes. False statement rumour, etc., made in place of worship etc., with intent to create enmity hatred or ill-will. Criminal intimation.

Bailabl Any e magistrat e.

NonAny Bailabl magistrat e e.

NonAny Bailabl magistrat e e.

Imprisonme Cognizabl NonAny nt for 5 e Bailabl magistrat years and e e. fine.

506

If threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, etc.

Imprisonme Nonnt for 2 bailable years, or fine, or both. Imprisonme Nonnt for 7 bailable years, or fine, or both.

Bailabl Any e magistrat e.

Bailabl Magistrat e e of the first class.

STATE AMENDMENTS
Andhra Pradesh: Offence under section 506 are non-bailable.

[Vide A.P.G.O. Ms. No. 732, dated 5th December, 1991]. UTTAR 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. [Vide Notification No. 777/VIII 9-4(2)-87, dated 31-7-1989, published in U.P. Gazette, Extra, Part-A, Section (Kha), 2-8-1989)].

50 Criminal intimidation by Imprisonment NonBailab Magistr 7 anonymous for 2 years, in Cogniz le ate of communication or addition to the able the first having taken punishment class. precaution to conceal under above whence the threat section. comes. STATE AMENDMENTS Andhra Pradesh: Offence under section 507 are non-bailable. [Vide A.P.G.O. Ms. No. 732, dated 5th December, 1991]. 50 Act caused by inducing Imprisonment NonBailab Any 8 a person to believe that for 1 year, or Cogniz le Magistr he will be rendered an fine, or both. able ate. object of Divine displeasure. 50 Uttering any word or Simple Cogniz Bailab Any 9 making any gesture imprisonment able le Magistr intended to insult the for 1 year, or ate. modesty of a woman, fine, or both. etc. 51 Appearing in a public Simple NonBailab Any 0 place, etc., in a State of imprisonment Cogniz le Magistr intoxication, and for 24 hours, able ate. causing annoyance to or fine of 10 any person. rupees, or both.

CHAPTER XXIII- ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT OFFENCES


51 Attempting to Imprisonment Accordin According The court 1 commit offences for life or g as the as the by which punishable with imprisonment offence is offence the

imprisonment for life or imprisonment, and in such attempt doing any act towards the commission or the offence.

not exceeding cognizabl half of the e or nonlongest term cognizabl provided for e. the offence, or fine, or both.

attempte d by the offender is bailable or not.

offence attempte d is triable.

II-CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCES AGAINST - OTHER LAWS


OFFENCE COGNIZABLE OR NONCOGNIZABLE Cognizable BAILABLE OR NONBAILABLE NonCognizable BY WHAT COURT TRIABLE Court of Session.

If punishable with death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for mote than 7 yeas. If punishable with Cognizable imprisonment for 3 years, and upwards but not more than 7 years. If punishable with Non-Cognizable imprisonment for less than 3 years or with fine only.

NonCognizable

Magistrate of the first class. Any Magistrate.

Bailable