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- OFFENCES UNDER THE INDIAN PENAL CODE


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Offence 2

Punishment 3 CHAPTER V - ABETMENT

Cognizable or Bailable or nonnon-cognizable bailable 4 5

109

110

Abetment of any offence, if the act abetted is committed in consequence, and where no express Same as for offence provision is made for its punishment. abetted Abetment of any offence, if the person abetted does the act with a different intention from that of the abettor. Ditto Abetment of any offence, when one act is abetted and a different act is done; subject to the proviso. Abetment of any offence, when an effect is caused by the act abetted different from that intended by the abettor. Abetment of any offence, if abettor is present when offence is committed. Abetment of an offence, punishable with death or imprisonment for life, if the offence be not committed in consequence of the abetment. If an act which causes harm be done in consequence of the abetment. Abetment of an offence, punishable with imprisonment, if the offence be not committed in consequence of the abetment. Same as for offence intended to be abetted. Same as for offence committed Same as for offence committed Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 14 years and fine. Imprisonment extending to a quarter part of the longest term provided for the Imprisonment extending to half of the longest term provided for the offence or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment extending to half of the longest term provided for the offence or fine, Imprisonment for 10 years

According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable.

According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable.

Court by which offence abetted is triable.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

111

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

113 114

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

non-bailable Ditto According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable.

Ditto Ditto

115

Ditto

Ditto

116

If the abettor or the person abetted be a public servant whose duty it is to prevent the offence. Abetting the commission of an offence by the public or by more than ten persons. Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, if the offence be committed.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

117

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

non-bailable

Ditto

118

If the offence be not committed. A public servant concealing a design to commit an offence which it is his duty to prevent, if the offence be committed. If the offence be punishable with death or imprisonment for life.

Ditto

Ditto

Bailable According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Non-bailable

Ditto

119

119

If the offence be not committed. Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment, if offence be committed

Imprisonment extending to a quarter part of the longest term provided for the offence or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Bailable According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable.

Ditto

Ditto

Imprisonment extending to oneeighth part of the longest term provided for the Offence or fine, or both. Ditto 120 If offence be not committed CHAPTER V - A - CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY Criminal conspiracy to commit an offence Same as for abetment According as the punishable with death, imprisonment for life or of offence which is the offence which is rigorous imprisonment for a term of two years or object of the the object of upwards. conspiracy. conspiracy is Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable 120 B Any other criminal conspiracy. CHAPTER VI - OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE Death, or Waging or attempting to wage war or abetting the imprisonment for life 121 waging of war, against the Government of India. and fine. Cognizable Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for life and fine, or imprisonment for 3 years and fine, or fine.

Bailable According as the offence which is the object of

Ditto Court by which abetment of the Magistrate of the first Class

Bailable

Non-bailable

Court of Session.

Conspiring to commit certain offences against the 121A State.

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Ditto

122 123

124

Collecting arms, etc., with the intention of waging war against the Government of India. Concealing with intent to facilitate a design to wage war. Assaulting President, Governor, etc., with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power.

Cognizable Cognizable

Non-bailable Non-bailable

Ditto Ditto

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Ditto

124A Sedition

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Ditto

125

126

Imprisonment for life Waging war against any Asiatic power in alliance or and fine, or at peace with the Government of India, or abetting imprisonment for 7 the waging of such war. years and fine, or fine. Imprisonment for 7 Committing depredation on the territories of any years and fine, and power in alliance or at peace with the Government forfeiture of certain of India. property. Receiving property taken by war or depredation mentioned in sections 125 and 126.

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Ditto

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Ditto

127

Ditto

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Ditto

128

Imprisonment for life, Public servant voluntarily allowing prisoner of State or imprisonment for 10 or war in his custody to escape. years and fine.

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Ditto Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session.

129

130

Public servant negligently suffering prisoner of Simple imprisonment State of war in his custody to escape. for 3 years and fine. Ditto Bailable Aiding escape of rescuing or harbouring, such Imprisonment for life, prisoner, or offering any resistance to the recapture or imprisonment for 10 of such prisoner. years and fine. Ditto Non-bailable CHAPTER VII - OFFENCES RELATING TO THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce an Imprisonment for life, officer, soldier, sailor or airman from his allegiance or imprisonment for 10 or duty. years and fine. Death, or imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

131

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Court of Session.

132

Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence thereof. Abetment of an assault by an officer, soldier, sailor or airman on his superior officer, when in the execution of his office. Abetment of such assault, if the assault is committed. Abetment of the desertion of an officer, soldier, sailor or airman. Harbouring such an officer, soldier, sailor or airman who has deserted. Deserter concealed on board merchant vessel, through negligence of master or person in charge thereof. Abetment of act of in subordination by an officer, soldier, sailor or airman, if the offence be committed in consequence.

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Ditto Magistrate of the first class. Ditto Any Magistrate Ditto

133 134

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Ditto

Cognizable Cognizable

Non-bailable Non-bailable

135 136

Ditto Ditto

Bailable Ditto

137

138

Fine of 500 rupees Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both.

Non-cognizable

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate.

Cognizable

Bailable

140

143

Wearing the dress or carrying any token used by a Imprisonment for 3 soldier, sailor or airman with intent that it may be months, or fine of 500 believed that he is such a soldier, sailor or airman. rupees, or both. Ditto CHAPTER VIII - OFFENCES AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRANQUILITY Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or Being member of an unlawful assembly. both. Cognizable Joining an unlawful assembly armed with any deadly weapon. Joining or continuing in an unlawful assembly, knowing that it has been committed to disperse. Rioting Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Bailable

Any Magistrate.

144

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

145 147

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Magistrate of the First Class. The Court by which the offence is triable.

148

Rioting armed with a deadly weapon.

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto According as offence is cognizable or non-cognizable.

Ditto According as offence is bailable or nonbailable.

149

If an offence be committed by any member of an unlawful assembly, every other member of such assembly shall be guilty of the offence.

The same as for the offence

150

151

The same as for a member of such assembly, and for any offence committed by Hiring, engaging or employing persons to take part any member of such in an unlawful assembly. assembly. Knowingly joining or continuing in any assembly of Imprisonment for 6 five or more persons after it has been commanded months, or fine, or to disperse. both.

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate Magistrate of the first class. Any Magistrate Magistrate of the first class.

Ditto

Bailable

152

Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc. Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot, if rioting be committed.

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

153

If not committed

Ditto

Ditto

Promoting enmity between classes Promoting enmity between classes in place of 153 A worship, etc. Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration.

Ditto

Non-bailable

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

153 B If committed in a place of public worship, etc.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate

154

Owner of occupier of land not giving information of riot, etc. Fine of 1,000 rupees

Non-cognizable

Bailable

155

156

157 158 159

160

Person for whose benefit or on whose behalf a riot takes place not using all lawful means to prevent it. Fine Ditto Agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit a riot is committed not using all lawful means to prevent it. Fine Ditto Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful assembly both. Cognizable Being hired to take part in an unlawful assembly or riot. Ditto Ditto Imprisonment for 2 Or to go armed years, or fine or both Ditto Imprisonment for one month, or fine of 100 Committing affray rupees, or both Ditto CHAPTER IX - OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS Being or excepting to be a public servant, and taking a gratification other than legal remuneration Imprisonment for 3 in respect of an official act. years, or fine, or both. Taking a gratification in order, by corrupt or illegal means, to influence a public servant. Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the

161

Cognizable

Non-bailable

first class.

162

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Taking a gratification for the exercise of personal 163 influence with a public servant. Abetment by public servant of the offences defined in the last two preceding clauses with reference to 164 himself. Public servant obtaining any valuable thing, without consideration, from a person concerned in any proceeding or business transacted by such public 165 servant. Punishment for abetment of offences punishable 165 A under section 161 or section 165. Public servant disobeying a direction of the law with intent to cause injury to any person.

Simple imprisonment for 1 year or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Ditto Simple imprisonment for 1 year or fine, or both.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

166

Non-cognizable

Bailable

Ditto

167

168

Public servant framing an incorrect document with Imprisonment for 3 intent to cause injury. years, or fine, or both. Simple imprisonment for 1 year or fine, or Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade. both. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both, and confiscation of property, if purchased.

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

Non-cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

169

Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Imprisonment for 3 Wearing garb or carrying token used by public months, or fine up to 171 servant with fraudulent intent. 200 rupees, or both. Ditto CHAPTER IX-A - OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS Imprisonment for 1 years, or fine, or both, or if treating only, fine 171 E Bribery only. Non-cognizable 170 Personating a public servant Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both. Fine

Non-bailable

Bailable

Ditto Magistrate of the

Bailable

first class.

Undue influence at an election

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

171 F Personating at an election 171 G False statement in connection with an election.

Cognizable Non-Cognizable

Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto

171 H Illegal payments in connection with elections. Fine of 500 rupees Ditto 171 I Failure to keep election accounts. Ditto Ditto CHAPTER X - CONTEMPTS OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS Absconding to avoid service of summons of other proceeding from a public servant. Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

Non-Cognizable

Bailable

Any Magistrate

172

Simple imprisonment If summons or notice require attendance in person, for 6 months, or fine of etc., in a Court of Justice. 1,000 rupees, or both. Preventing the service of the affixing of any Simple imprisonment summons of notice, or the removal of it when it has for 1 months, or fine of been affixed, or preventing a proclamation. 500 rupees, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Preventing the service of the affixing of any Simple imprisonment summons of notice, or the removal of it when it has for 1 months, or fine of been affixed, or preventing a proclamation. 500 rupees, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

173

If summons, etc., require attendance in person, etc., in a Court of Justice.

Simple imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Not obeying a legal order to attend at a certain Simple imprisonment place in person or by agent, or departing therefrom for 1 month or fine of without authority. 500 rupees, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

174

Simple imprisonment If the order requires personal attendance, etc., in a for 6 months, or fine or Court of Justice. 1,000 rupees, or both. Internationally omitting to produce a document to Simple imprisonment a public servant by a person legally bound to for 1 month or fine of produce or deliver such document. 500 rupees, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

TheDitto court in which the offence is

175

If the document is required to be produced in or delivered to a Court of Justice.

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Intentionally omitting to give notice or information Simple imprisonment to a public servant by a person legally bound to give for 1 month or fine of such notice or information. 500 rupees, or both. If the notice or information required respects the commission of an offence, etc. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Any Magistrate

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

176

If the notice or information is required by an order Simple imprisonment passed under sub-section (1) of section 356 of this for 6 months, or fine or Code. 1,000 rupees, or both. Knowingly furnishing false information to a public servant. If the information required respects the commission of an offence, etc.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

177

Ditto

Ditto

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

178

Simple imprisonment Refusing oath when duly required to take oath by a for 6 months, or fine or public servant. 1,000 rupees, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

179

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

Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or 1,000 rupees, or both. Simple imprisonment for 3 months, or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

180

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

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the First Class

181

Knowingly stating to a public servant on oath as true that which is false.

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

182 183

184

185

186

Giving false information to a public servant in order Imprisonment for 6 to cause him to use his lawful power to the injury months, or fine or or annoyance of any person. 1,000 rupees, or both. Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant. Ditto Imprisonment for 1 Obstructing of property offered for sale by month, or fine of 500 authority of a public servant. rupees, or both. Bidding, by a person under a legal incapacity to purchase it, for property at a lawfully authorised Imprisonment for 1 sale, or bidding without intending to perform the month, or fine of 200 obligations incurred there by. rupees, or both. Imprisonment for 3 Obstructing public servant in discharge of his public months, or fine of 500 functions. rupees, or both. Omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give such assistance. Wilfully neglecting to aid a public servant who demands aid in the execution of process, the prevention of offences, etc. Disobedience to an order lawfully-promulgated by a public servant, if such disobedience causes obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed. Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 200 rupees, or both. Simple imprisonment for 6 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 200 rupees, or both.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Any Magistrate Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

187

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

188

189

190

Imprisonment for 6 If such disobedience causes danger to human life, month, or fine of 1000 health or safety, etc. rupees, or both. Ditto Threatening a public servant with injury to him or one in whom he is interested, to induce him to do Imprisonment for 2 or forbear to do any official act. years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Threatening any person to induce him to refrain from making a legal application for protection from Imprisonment for 1 injury. year, or fine, or both. Ditto CHAPTER XI - FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE Giving or fabricating false evidence in a judicial proceeding. Giving or fabricating false evidence in any other case. Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to cause any person to be convicted of a capital offence. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. for life, Imprisonment or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the first class. Any Magistrate. Court of Session

Non-cognizable

Bailable

193

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Non-bailable

194

194

195

If innocent person be thereby convicted and executed. Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 7 years or upwards.

Death, or as above.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

The same as for the offences.

Non-cognizable

196

The same as for giving Using in a judicial proceeding evidence known to be or fabricating false false or fabricated. evidence.

Ditto

Court of Session. Court by which According as offence of offence of giving or giving such fabricating evidence is false bailable or non- evidence is bailable. triable. Non-bailable Court by which offence of giving false evidence is triable. Ditto Ditto Ditto

197 198 199 200

Knowingly issuing or signing a false certificate relating to any fact of which such certificate is by law admissible in evidence. Using as a true certificate one known to be false in a material point. False statement made in any declaration which is by law receivable as evidence. Using as true any such declaration known to be false. Causing disappearance of evidence of an offence committed, giving false information touching it to screen the offender, if a capital offence. If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years.

Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto According as the offence in relation to which

Bailable Ditto Ditto Ditto

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

Ditto

Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class.

Non-cognizable

Bailable

201

202

Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or If punishable with less than 10 years' imprisonment. both. Imprisonment for 6 Intentional omission to give information of an months, or fine, or offence by a person legally bound to inform. both. Giving false information respecting an offence committed. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Court by which the offence is triable. Any Magistrate.

Ditto

Ditto

203

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the first class.

204

205

206

Secreting or destroying any document to prevent its production as evidence. False personation for the purpose of any act or proceeding in a suit or criminal prosecution, or for becoming bail or security. Fraudulent removal or concealment, etc., of property to prevent its seizure as a forfeiture, or in satisfaction, of a fine under sentence, or in execution of a decree. Claiming property without right, or practicing deception touching any right to it, to prevent its being taken as a forfeiture, or in satisfaction of a fine under sentence, or in execution of a decree.

Ditto Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Any Magistrate.

207

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

208

CHAPTER XI - FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE Fraudulently suffering a decree or to pass for a sum not due, or suffering decree to be executed after it Imprisonment for 2 has been satisfied years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Imprisonment for 2 False claim in a Court of Justice years, or fine, or both. Fraudulently obtaining a decree for a sum not due, or causing a decree to be executed after it has been Imprisonment for 2 satisfied. years, or fine, or both.

Bailable

Magistrate of the first class

209

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

210

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

False charge of offence made with intent to injure. If offence charged be punishable with imprisonment for 7 years or upwards. If offence charged be capital or punishable with imprisonment for life.

Ditto. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Ditto. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

211

Ditto Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class.

Harbouring an offender, if the offence be capital If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years.

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

212

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

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

213

If punishable with imprisonment for less than 10 years Offering 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.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Non-Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

214

If punishable with imprisonment for less than 10 years

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

215

Taking gift to help to recover movable property of which a person has been deprived by an offence without causing apprehension of offender.

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

Harbouring an offender who has escaped from custody, or whose apprehension has been ordered, Imprisonment for 7 if the offence be capital. years and fine If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years with or without fine.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

216

Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term, and of the description, provided If punishable with imprisonment for 1 year and not for the offence, or fine, for 10 years. or both. Ditto CHAPTER XI - FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE

Ditto

Ditto

216 A Harbouring robbers or dacoits Public servant disobeying a direction of law with intent to save person from punishment, or property Imprisonment for 2 217 from forfeiture. years, or fine, or both. Public servant framing an incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment, or property from forfeiture. Public servant in a judicial proceeding corruptly making and pronouncing an order, report, verdict, or decision which he knows to be contrary to law. Commitment for trial or confinement by a person having authority, who knows that he is acting contrary to law.

Rigorous imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

Cognizable

Bailable

Magistrate of the first class. Any Magistrate Magistrate of the first class.

Non-cognizable

Ditto

218

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both.

Cognizable

Ditto

219

Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both.

Non-cognizable

Ditto

Ditto.

220

Ditto

Ditto According as the offence in relation to which such omission has been made is cognizable or

Ditto

Ditto.

Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of a Imprisonment for 7 public servant bound by law to apprehend an years, with or without offender, if the offence be capital. fine. Imprisonment for 3 years, with or without fine. Imprisonment for 2 If punishable with imprisonment for less than 10 years, with or without years. fine. Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of a Imprisonment for life, public servant bound by law to apprehend person or imprisonment for 14 under sentence of a Court of Justice if under years, with or without sentence of death. fine. If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years.

non-cognizable. Ditto Ditto.

cognizable

Ditto

Ditto.

221

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto. Court of Session.

Ditto

Non-bailable

If under sentence of imprisonment 10 years, or upwards.

Imprisonment for 7 years, with or without fine.

Magistrate of the first class. Ditto Ditto

222

If under sentence of imprisonment for less than 10 Imprisonment for 3 years or lawfully committed to custody. years, or fine, or both. Simple imprisonment Escape from confinement negligently suffered by a for 2 years, or fine, or public servant. both. Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension. Resistance or obstruction to the lawful apprehension of any person, or rescuing him from lawful custody. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Bailable

Ditto.

223

Non-cognizable

Ditto

Any Magistrate.

224

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto. Magistrate of the first class.

If charged with an offence punishable with Imprisonment for 3 imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years. years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

Ditto

Non-bailable

If charged with a capital offence If the person is sentenced to imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, or upwards.

Ditto

Ditto.

Ditto.

Ditto. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto.

Ditto.

225

If under sentence of death Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise provided for :-

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Court of Session.

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

Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. 225 A (b) in case of negligent omission or sufferance. Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension, Imprisonment for 6 or escape or rescue in case not otherwise provided months, or fine, or 225 B for. both. Punishment of original sentence, or if part of punishment

Ditto

Ditto

Any Magistrate.

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto. The Court by which the

227

Violation of condition of remission of punishment.

Ditto

Non-bailable

has been undergone, the residue. 227 Violation of condition of remission of punishment. Ditto Non-bailable

original Offence was triable. The Court in which the offence is committed subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI Any Magistrate. Ditto. Magistrate of the first class.

228

Simple imprisonment Intentional insult or interruption to a public servant for 6 months, or fine of sitting in any stage of a judicial proceeding. 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Imprisonment for 2 years and fine. Ditto

Bailable

Disclose of identity of the victim of the certain offences, etc. Printing or publication of a proceeding without 228 A prior permission of court.

Cognizable Ditto

Bailable Ditto

229

Imprisonment for 2 Personation of a juror or assessor. years, or fine; or both. Ditto CHAPTER XII - OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS

Ditto

231

Counterfeiting, or performing any part of the process of counterfeiting coin.

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Magistrate of the first class.

232

Counterfeiting, or performing any part for the process of counterfeiting coin.

Ditto

Ditto

Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class.

233 234

Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting Indian coin. Making, buying or selling instrument of the purpose of counterfeiting Indian coin.

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin, 235 236 If Indian coin. Abetting, in India, the counterfeiting, out of India, of coin.

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. The punishment provided for abetting the counterfeiting of

Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto Court of Session. Ditto. Magistrate of the first class.

237

Import or export of counterfeit coin, knowing the same to be counterfeit.

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

238

Import or export of counterfeit of Indian coin, knowing the same to be counterfeit.

Ditto

Ditto

Court of Session.

239 240

Having any counterfeit coin known to be such when it came into possession, and delivering, etc., the Imprisonment for 5 same to any person. years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 Same with respect to Indian coin. years and fine.

Ditto Cognizable

Ditto Non-bailable

Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session.

241

Knowingly delivering to another any counterfeit coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit. Possession of counterfeit coin by a person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof. Possession of Indian coin by a person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof. Person employed in a Mint causing coin to be of a different weight or composition from that fixed by law. Unlawfully taking from a Mint any coining instrument. Fraudulently diminishing the weight or altering the composition of Indian coin. Fraudulently diminishing the weight or altering the composition of Indian coin. Altering appearance of any coin with intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description. Altering appearance of Indian coin with intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description. Delivery to another of coin possessed with the knowledge that it is altered. Delivery of Indian coin possessed with the knowledge that it is altered.

Imprisonment for 2 years, fine, or 10 times the value of the coin counterfeited, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Any Magistrate. Magistrate of the first class.

242

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

243

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

244 245 246 247

Ditto Ditto Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto.

248

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

249 250 251

Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto. Ditto. Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class.

252

Possession of altered coin by a person who knew it Imprisonment for 3 to be altered when he became possessed thereof. years and fine. Possession of Indian coin by a person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Imprisonment for 2 Delivery to another of coin as genuine which, when years or fine, or 10 first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be times the value of the altered. coin. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

253

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

254

Ditto

Ditto

Any Magistrate.

255

Counterfeiting a Government stamp.

Ditto

Ditto

Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class.

256

Having possession of an instrument or material for Imprisonment for 7 the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp. years and fine. Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp.

Ditto

Ditto

257

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

258 259

Sale of counterfeit Government Stamp. Having possession of a counterfeit Government stamp. Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be counterfeit. 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. Using a Government stamp known to have been before fine, used.

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Ditto Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both.

Cognizable Ditto

Non-bailable Bailable

Magistrate of the first class. Ditto.

260

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

261

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both. Imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto. Any Magistrate. Magistrate of the first class. Any Magistrate

262

Ditto

Ditto

263

Erasure of mark denoting that stamps have been used.

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

263 A Fictitious stamps

Fine of 200 rupees Ditto CHAPTER XIII - OFFENCES RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

Ditto

264 265 266 267

269

Imprisonment for 1 Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing. year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Fraudulent use of false weight or measure. Ditto Ditto Being in possession of false weight or measures for fraudulent use. Ditto Ditto Making or selling false weights or measures for fraudulent use. Ditto Cognizable CHAPTER XIV - OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE, DECENCY AND MORALS Imprisonment for 6 Negligently doing any act known to be likely to months or fine, or spread infection of any disease dangerous to life. both. Cognizable Malignantly doing any act known to be likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both.

Bailable Ditto Ditto Non-bailable

Any Magistrate. Ditto Ditto Ditto

Bailable

Any Magistrate.

270

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

271

Knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule.

Non-cognizable

Ditto

Ditto.

272 273

Imprisonment for 6 Adulterating food or drink intended for sale, so as month, or fine of 1,000 to make the same noxious. rupees, or both. Selling any food or drink as food and drink, knowing the same to be noxious. Ditto Adulterating any drug or medical preparation intended for sale so as to lesson its efficacy, or to change its operation, or to make it noxious. Offering for sale or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation known to have been adulterated. Knowingly selling or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation as a different drug or medical preparation.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto. Ditto.

274

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

275

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

276

277

Defiling the water of a public spring or reservoir.

Ditto Imprisonment for 3 months, of fine of 500 rupees, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto.

278

Making atmosphere noxious to health.

Fine of 500 rupees Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both.

Non-cognizable

Ditto

Ditto.

279

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

Cognizable

Bailable

Any Magistrate.

280

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

Ditto

Ditto.

Ditto Magistrate of the first class.

281

Exhibition of a false light, mark or buoy.

Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto.

282 283

Imprisonment for 6 Conveying for hire any person by water, in a vessel months, or fine of in such a state or so loaded, as to endanger his life. 1,000 rupees, or, both. Causing danger, obstruction or, injury in any public way or line of navigation. Fine of 200 rupees Imprisonment for 6 Dealing with any poisonous substance so as to months or fine of 1,000 endanger human life, etc. rupees, or both. Dealing with fire or any combustible matter so as to endanger human life, etc. Ditto So dealing with any explosive substance. Ditto So dealing with any machinery A person omitting to guard against probable danger to human life by the fall of any building over which he has a right entitling him to pull it down or repair it. 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 Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto. Ditto.

Any Magistrate. Ditto

284 285 286 287

Ditto Ditto Ditto Non-cognizable

Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto.

Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto

288

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

Ditto

289 290

Ditto Fine of 200 rupees Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. On first conviction, with imprisonment for 2 years, and with fine of 2,000 rupees, and, in the event of second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment for five years and with fine of 5,000 rupees.

Cognizable Non-cognizable

Ditto. Ditto.

Ditto Ditto

291

Continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue.

Cognizable

Ditto.

Ditto

292

Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc.

Ditto.

Ditto.

Ditto

293

Sale, etc., of obscene objects to young persons.

294

Obscene songs

On first conviction, with imprisonment for 3 years, and with fine of 2,000 rupees, and in the event of second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment for 7 years, and with fine of 5,000 rupees. Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine, or both.

Ditto.

Ditto.

Ditto

Ditto.

Ditto.

Ditto

Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or Keeping a lottery office both. Non-cognizable Publishing proposals relating to lotteries. Fine of 1,000 rupees Ditto. 294 A CHAPTER XV - OFFENCES RELATING TO RELIGION Destroying, damaging or defiling a place of worship or sacred object with intent to insult the religion of Imprisonment for 2 295 any class of persons. years, or fine, or both. Cognizable

Ditto. Ditto.

Ditto Ditto

Non-bailable

Any Magistrate. Magistrate of the first class. Any Magistrate.

Maliciously insulting the religion or the religious 295 A beliefs of any class. Causing a disturbance to an assembly engaged in religious worship.

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

296

Ditto

Bailable

297

298

302 303

Trespassing in place of worship or sepulcher, disturbing funeral with intention to wound the feelings or to insult the religion of any person, or offering indignity to a human corpse. Ditto Ditto Uttering any word or making any sound in the hearing or making any gesture, or placing any object in the sight of any person, with intention to wound his religious feeling. Ditto Non-cognizable CHAPTER XVI - OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY Death, or imprisonment for life, and fine. Murder Cognizable Murder by a person under sentence of imprisonment for life. Death Ditto Culpable homicide not amounting to murder, if act by which the death is caused is done with intention of causing death, etc. If act is done with knowledge that it is likely to cause death, but without any intention to cause death, etc. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto.

Ditto

Ditto.

Non-bailable Ditto

Court of Session. Ditto.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

304

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto. Magistrate of the first class.

304 A Causing death by rash or negligence act.

Imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or both. Imprisonment of not less than seven years but which may extend to imprisonment for life.

Ditto

Bailable

304 B Dowry death

Ditto

Non-bailable

Court of Session.

305 306

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

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto. Ditto.

Attempt to murder

Ditto Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

If such act causes hurt to any person.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

307

Death or imprisonment Attempt by life-convict to murder, if hurt is caused. for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Simple imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for life and fine. Imprisonment for 3 years, fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

Attempt to commit culpable homicide.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

308

If such act causes hurt to any person.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto. Any Magistrate. Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class. Magistrate of the first class.

309 311

Attempt to commit suicide Being a thug

Ditto Ditto

Bailable Non-bailable

Causing miscarriage

Non-cognizable

Bailable

312

If the woman be quick with child

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for life, or as above. Imprisonment for 10 years or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Non-cognizable

Bailable

313

Causing miscarriage without woman's consent. Death caused by an act done with intent to cause miscarriage.

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Court of Session.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

314

If act done without woman's 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.

315 316

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Magistrate of the first class.

317

Exposure of a child under 12 years of age by parent or person having care of it with intention of wholly Imprisonment for 7 abandoning it. years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Bailable

318

323

Concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead Imprisonment for 2 body. years, or fine, or both. Ditto CHAPTER XVI - OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine of 1,000 Voluntarily causing hurt rupees, or both. Non-cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

Bailable

Any Magistrate.

324 325

Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Cognizable Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Magistrate of the first class.

326

327 328

Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means. Voluntarily causing hurt to extort property or a valuable security, or to constrain to do anything which is illegal or which may facilitate the commission of an offence. Administering stupefying drug with intent to cause hurt, etc.

Ditto

Non-bailable

Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Ditto.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Court of Session.

329

Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to export property or a valuable security, or to constrain to do Imprisonment for life, anything which is illegal, or which may facilitate the or imprisonment for 10 commission of an offence. years and fine. Voluntarily causing hurt to extort confession or information, or to compel restoration of property, etc. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort confession or information, or to compel restoration of property, etc.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session. Any Magistrate. Magistrate of the first class. Any Magistrate.

330

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto

Bailable

331

Ditto

Non-bailable

332 333

334

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.

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both.

Ditto Ditto

Bailable Non-bailable

Non-cognizable

Bailable

335

336

337

Imprisonment for 4 years, or fine of 2,000 rupees, or both. Imprisonment for 3 Doing any act which endangers human life or the months, or fine of 250 personal safety of others. rupees, or both. Imprisonment for 6 Causing hurt by an act which endangers human life, months, or fine of 500 etc. rupees, or both. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Imprisonment for 1 year, fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

Cognizable

Bailable

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

338

Causing grievous hurt by an act which endangers human life, etc.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

341

Wrongfully restraining any person

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

342

Wrongfully confining any person

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

343 344

Wrongfully confining for 3 or more days. Wrongfully confining for 10 or and more days.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

345 346

Keeping any person in wrongful confinement, knowing that a writ has been issued for his liberation. Wrongful confinement in secret

Imprisonment for 2 years, in addition to imprisonment under any other section. Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Magistrate of the first class Ditto Any magistrate

347

348

352

Wrongful confinement for the purpose of extorting Imprisonment for 3 property, or constraining to an illegal act, etc. years and fine. Ditto Wrongful confinement for the purpose of extorting confession or information, or of compelling restoration of property, etc. Ditto Ditto CHAPTER XVI - OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY Imprisonment for 3 Assault or use of criminal force otherwise than on months, fine of 500 grave provocation. rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Assault or use of criminal force to deter a public Imprisonment for 2 servant from discharge of his duty. years, or fine, or both. Assault or use of criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty. Ditto Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour a person, otherwise than on grave and sudden provocation. Ditto Assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property worn or carried by a person. Assault or use of criminal force in attempt wrongfully to confine a person.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Bailable

Any Magistrate.

353 354

Cognizable Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

355

Non-cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

356

357

Ditto Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both.

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

358

Assault or use of criminal force on grave and sudden provocation.

Simple imprisonment for one month, or fine of 200 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

Ditto

359

Kidnapping

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the first class Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session.

Kidnapping or obtaining the custody of a minor in order that such minor may be employed or used for Imprisonment for 10 purposes of begging. years and fine. Maiming a minor in order that such minor may be 363 A employed or used for purposes of begging. Imprisonment for life and fine Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Death, or imprisonment for life, and fine.

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Ditto

Ditto

364

Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

364 A Kidnapping for ransom, etc

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session. Ditto Ditto Ditto

365 366

Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person. Kidnapping or abducting a woman to compel her marriage or to cause her defilement, etc.

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years fine. Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto

366 A Procuration of minor girl 366 B Importation of girl from foreign country. Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject a 367 person to grievous hurt, slavery, etc.

368

Punishment for Concealing or keeping in confinement a kidnapped kidnapping or person. abduction.

Ditto

Ditto

Court by which the kidnapping or abduction is triable. Magistrate of the first class. Ditto.

369 370

Kidnapping or abducting a child with intent to take Imprisonment for 7 property from the person of such child. years and fine. Buying or disposing of any person as a slave. Ditto Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Ditto Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for ten years and fine. Imprisonment for two years or fine or both. Imprisonment for two years and fine.

Ditto Non-cognizable

Ditto Bailable

371 372 373

Habitual dealing in slaves Selling or letting to hire a minor for purposes of prostitution, etc. Buying or obtaining possession of a minor for the same purposes.

Cognizable Ditto Ditto

Non-bailable Ditto Ditto

Court of Session. Ditto. Ditto. Any Magistrate. Court of Session.

374

Unlawful compulsory labour

Ditto

Bailable

Rape Intercourse by a man with his wife not being under twelve years of age. Intercourse by a man with his wife during 376 A separation. 376

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Non-cognizable Ditto Cognizable (but no arrest shall be made without a warrant or without an order of a Magistrate). Ditto Ditto

Bailable Ditto

Ditto. Ditto

Intercourse by public servant with woman in his Imprisonment for five 376 B custody. years and fine. Intercourse by superintendent of jail, remand 376 C home, etc. Ditto Intercourse by manager, etc., of a hospital with any 376 D woman in that hospital. Ditto

Non-bailable Ditto Ditto

Ditto. Ditto Ditto Any Magistrate

377

Unnatural offences

Ditto Ditto CHAPTER XVII - OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years or fine.

Ditto

379 380 381

Theft Theft in a building, tent or vessel Theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master or employer.

Cognizable Ditto Ditto

Non-bailable Ditto Ditto

Any Magistrate. Ditto Ditto

382

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

Ditto

Ditto

Magistrate of the first class.

384

Extortion Putting or attempting to put in fear of injury, in order to commit extortion.

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Any Magistrate.

385

Ditto

Bailable

Ditto Magistrate of the first class.

386

387

Extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous 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 10 years.

Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto

Non-bailable

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Bailable Ditto

Ditto Ditto

388

If the offence threatened be an unnatural offence. Imprisonment for life Putting a person in fear of accusation of an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years in order to commit Imprisonment for 10 extortion. years and fine. If the offence be an unnatural offence. Imprisonment for life. Rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Rigorous imprisonment for 14 years and fine.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

389

Robbery If committed on the highway between sunset and sunrise.

Ditto

Non-bailable

Ditto.

392

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

393

394 395

Rigorous imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for life Person voluntarily causing hurt in committing or or Rigorous attempting to commit robbery, or any other person imprisonment for 10 jointly concerned in such robbery. years and fine. Attempt to commit robbery Dacoity Ditto. Death, imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Court of Session.

396

Murder in dacoity

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

397 398

Rigorous imprisonment Robbery or dacoity with attempt to cause death or for not less than 7 grievous hurt. years. Attempt to commit robbery or dacoity when armed with deadly weapon. Ditto. Rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

399

Making preparation to commit dacoity.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

400

Belonging to a gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing dacoity.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the first class.

401

Belonging to a wandering gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing Rigorous imprisonment thefts. for 7 years and fine.

Cognizable

Non-bailable

402

Being one Of five or more persons assembled for the purpose of committing dacoity. Ditto. Ditto CHAPTER XVII - OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY Dishonest misappropriation of movable property, or converting it to one's own use. Dishonest misappropriation of property, knowing that it was in possession of a deceased person at his death, and that it has not since been in the possession of any person legally entitled to it. If by clerk or person employed by deceased. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Court of Session.

403

Non-cognizable

Bailable

Any Magistrate. Magistrate of the first class Ditto.

404

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Ditto. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

406 407 408

Criminal breach of trust Criminal breach of trust by a carrier, wharfinger, etc. Criminal breach of trust by a clerk or servant.

Cognizable Ditto Ditto

Non-bailable Ditto Ditto

Ditto. Ditto. Ditto.

409

Criminal breach of trust by public servant or by banker, merchant or agent, etc.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto. Any Magistrate.

411

412

Dishonestly receiving stolen property knowing it to Imprisonment for 3 be stolen. years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for life, or rigorous Dishonestly receiving stolen property knowing that imprisonment for 10 it was obtained by dacoity. years and fine. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Court of Session.

413

Habitually dealing in stolen property. Assisting in concealment or disposal of stolen property, knowing it to be stolen.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate. Ditto.

414 417

Ditto Non-cognizable

Ditto Bailable

418 419

Cheating Cheating a person whose interest the offender was bound, either by law or by legal contract, to Imprisonment for 3 protect. years, or fine, or both. Cheating by personation Ditto Cheating and thereby dishonestly inducing delivery of property, or the making, alteration or Imprisonment for 7 destruction of a valuable security. years and fine. Fraudulent removal or concealment of property, Imprisonment for 2 etc., to prevent distribution among creditors. years, or fine, or both. Fraudulently preventing from being made available for his creditors a debt or demand due to the offender. Ditto. Fraudulent execution of deed of transfer containing a false statement of consideration. Ditto. Fraudulent removal or concealment of property, of himself or any other person or assisting in the doing thereof, or dishonestly releasing any demand or Imprisonment for 2 claim to which he is entitled. years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine, or Mischief both.

Ditto Cognizable

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Magistrate of the first class. Any Magistrate.

420

Ditto

Non-bailable

421

Non-cognizable

Bailable

422 423

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

424

Non-cognizable

Bailable

Any Magistrate.

426

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

427

428

429 430

431

Mischief, and thereby causing damage to the amount of 50 rupees or upwards. Mischief of by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any animal of the value of 10 rupees or upwards. Mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any elephant, camel, horse, etc., whatever may be its value, or any other animal of the value of 50 rupees or upwards. Mischief by causing diminution of supply of water for agricultural purposes, etc. Mischief by injury to public road, bridge, navigable river, or navigable channel, and rendering it impassable or less safe for traveling or conveying property.

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the first class. Ditto

Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both. Ditto.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

432

433

Mischief by causing inundation or obstruction to public drainage attended with damage. Ditto Mischief by destroying or moving or rendering less useful a light-house or sea-mark, or by exhibiting Imprisonment for 7 false lights. years, or fine, or both. 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 amount of 100 rupees or upwards, or, in case of agricultural produce, 10 rupees or upwards. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate. Magistrate of the first class.

434

Non-cognizable

Ditto

435

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Cognizable

Ditto

436

Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy a house, etc. Mischief with intent to destroy or make unsafe a decked vessel or a vessel of 20 tonnes burden.

Ditto

Non-bailable

Court of Session.

437

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

438 439

The mischief described in the last section when committed by fire or any explosive substance. Running vessel ashore with intent to commit theft, etc.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Magistrate of the first class.

440

447

Mischief committed after preparation made for Imprisonment for 5 causing death, or hurt, etc. years and fine. Ditto CHAPTER XVII - OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine of 500 Criminal trespass rupees, or both. Ditto Imprisonment for one year, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Imprisonment for 2 years and fine.

Bailable

Ditto

Any Magistrate.

448

House-trespass

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

449

House-trespass in order to the commission of an offence punishable with death. House-trespass in order to the commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment for life House-trespass in order to the commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment.

Cognizable

Non-bailable

Court of Session.

450

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate.

Ditto

Bailable

House-trespass in order to the commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment. 451 452 453 If the offence is theft House-trespass, having made preparation for causing hurt, assault, etc. Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking. Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to the commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment.

Imprisonment for 2 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Imprisonment for 2 years and fine. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto

Bailable Non-bailable Ditto Ditto

Any Magistrate. Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the first class.

454

If the offence be theft Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking after preparation made for causing hurt, assault, etc.

Imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

455

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate. Magistrate of the first class. Ditto

456

Imprisonment for 3 Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night. years and fine. Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to the commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Imprisonment for 14 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

457

If the offence is theft

458

Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night, Imprisonment for 14 after preparation made for causing hurt, etc. years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

459

460

461

462

Imprisonment for life, Grievous hurt caused whilst committing lurking or imprisonment for 10 house-trespass or house breaking. years and fine. Ditto Ditto Death or grievous hurt caused by one of several persons jointly concerned in house-breaking by night, etc. Ditto. Ditto Ditto Dishonestly breaking open or unfastening any closed receptacle containing or supposed to Imprisonment for 2 contain property. years, or fine, or both. Ditto Ditto Being entrusted with any closed receptacle containing or supposed to contain any property, Imprisonment for 3 and fraudulently opening the same. years, or fine, or both. Ditto Bailable CHAPTER XVIII - OFFENCES RELATING TO DOCUMENTS AND TO PROPERTY MARKS

Court of Session.

Ditto Any Magistrate.

Ditto

465

Forgery Forgery of a record of a Court of Justice or of a Registrar of Births, etc., kept by a public servant.

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

Non-cognizable

Bailable

Magistrate of the first class.

466

Ditto

Non-bailable

Ditto

467 468

469

Forgery of a valuable security, will, or authority to Imprisonment for life, make or transfer any valuable security, or to or imprisonment for 10 receive any money, etc. years and fine. When the valuable security is a promissory note of the Central Government. Ditto Imprisonment for 7 Forgery for the purpose of cheating. years and fine. Forgery for the purpose of harming the reputation of any person or knowing that it is likely to be used Imprisonment for 3 for that purpose. years and fine.

Ditto Cognizable Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto

Bailable

Ditto

471

472

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 the Indian Penal Code, or possessing with like intent any such seal, plate, etc., knowing the same to be counterfeit.

Punishment for forgery of such document. Ditto.

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

473

Making or counterfeiting a seal, plate, etc., with intent to commit a forgery punishable otherwise than under section 467 of the Indian Penal Code, or possessing with like intent any such seal, plate, etc., Imprisonment for 7 knowing the same to be counterfeit. years and fine. Having possession of a document, knowing it to be forged, with intent to use it as genuine; if the document is one of the description mentioned in section 466 of the Indian Penal Code. Ditto. Imprisonment for life, If the document is one of the description or imprisonment for 7 mentioned in section 467 of the Indian Penal Code. years and fine. Counterfeiting a device or mark used for authenticating documents described in section 467 of the Indian Penal Code, or possessing counterfeit marked material. Ditto. Counterfeiting a device or mark used for authenticating documents other than those described in section 467 of the Indian penal Code, or possessing counterfeit marked material.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

474

Non-cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

475

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

476

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

Ditto

Non-bailable

Ditto Magistrate of the first class.

477

Imprisonment for life, Fraudulently destroying or defacing, or attempting or imprisonment for 7 to destroy or deface, or secreting a will, etc. years and fine. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Non-cognizable

Non-bailable

477 A Falsification of accounts Using a false property with intent or injure any person. Counterfeiting a property mark used by another, with intent to cause damage or injury. Counterfeiting property mark used by a public servant, or any mark used by him to denote the manufacture, quality, etc., of any property. Fraudulently making or having possession of any die, plate or other instrument for counterfeiting any public or private Property mark. Knowingly selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark. Fraudulently making 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

Ditto

Bailable

Ditto Any Magistrate.

482

Ditto

Ditto

483

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Magistrate of the first class.

484

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

485

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate.

486

Ditto

Ditto

487 488

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto

489

Removing, destroying or defacing property mark with intent to cause injury.

Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Ditto Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both . Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

489 A Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes. Using as genuine forged or counterfeit currency489 B notes or bank-notes. Possession of forged or counterfeit or currency489 C notes or bank-notes. Making or possessing machinery, instrument or material for forging or counterfeiting currency489 D notes or bank-notes.

Cognizable Ditto

Non-bailable Ditto

Court of Session. Ditto

Ditto

Bailable

Ditto

Ditto

Non-bailable

Ditto Any Magistrate. Ditto

Making or using documents resembling currencynotes or bank-notes. Fine of 100 rupees Non-cognizable On refusal to disclose the name and address of the Fine of 200 rupees. Ditto 489 E printer. CHAPTER XIX - CRIMINAL BREACH OF CONTRACTS OF SERVICE Being bound to attend on or supply the wants of a Imprisonment for 3 person who is helpless from youth, unsoundness of months, or fine of 200 mind or disease, and voluntarily omitting to do so. rupees or both. Non-cognizable CHAPTER XX - OFFENCES RELATING TO MARRIAGE. A man by deceit causing a woman not lawfully married to him to believe that she is lawfully married to him and to cohabit with him in that Imprisonment for 10 belief. years and fine. Non-cognizable Marrying again during the life-time of a husband or Imprisonment for 7 wife. years and fine. Ditto Same offence with concealment of the former marriage from the Person with whom subsequent Imprisonment for 10 marriage is contracted. years and fine. Ditto A person with fraudulent intention going through the ceremony of being married, knowing that he is Imprisonment for 7 not thereby lawfully married. years and fine. Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both.

Bailable Ditto

491

Bailable

Any Magistrate.

493 494

Non-bailable Bailable

Magistrate of the first class. Ditto.

495

Ditto

Ditto

496

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

497

Adultery

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate.

498

Enticing or taking away or detaining with a criminal Imprisonment for 2 intent a married woman. years, or fine, or both. Ditto CHAPTER XX - A - OF CRUELTY BY HUSBAND OR RELATIVES OF HUSBAND.

Ditto

Subjecting a married woman to cruelty. Cognizable if information relating to the commission of the offence is given to an officer in charge of a police station by the person aggrieved by the offence or by any person related to her by blood, marriage or adoption or if there is no such relative, by any public servant belonging to such class or category as may be notified by the State Government in this Imprisonment for three PUT IN COLUMN 498 A behalf years and fine. B CHAPTER XXI - DEFAMATION Defamation against the President or the VicePresident or the Governor of a State or Simple Imprisonment Administrator of a Union territory or a Minister in for 2 years, or fine, or respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public both. Non-cognizable

Non-bailable

Magistrate of the first class.

Bailable

Court of Session

500

500

Defamationor engraving matter knowing it to be (a) Printing in any other case defamatory against the President of the VicePresident or the Governor of a State or Administrator of a Union territory or a Minister in

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class. Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

501

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

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

502

(b) Sale of printed or engraved substance Simple imprisonment containing defamatory matter, knowing it to for 2 years, or fine, or contain such matter in any other case. both. Non-cognizable CHAPTER XXII - CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT AND ANNOYANCE Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Bailable

504

Insult intended to provoke breach of the peace.

Non-cognizable

Bailable

Any Magistrate.

False statement. rumour, etc., circulated with intent to cause mutiny or offence against the public Imprisonment for 3 peace. years, or fine, or both. False statement, rumour, etc., with intent to create enmity, hatred or ill-will between different classes. Ditto False statement, rumour, etc., made in place of worship etc., with intent to create enmity, hatred Imprisonment for 5 or ill-will. years and fine. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both.

Ditto

Non-bailable

Ditto.

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto.

505

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto.

Criminal intimidation

Non-cognizable

Bailable

Ditto. Magistrate of the first class.

506

If threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, etc. Criminal intimidation by anonymous communication or having taken precaution to conceal whence the threat comes. Act caused by inducing a person to believe that he will be rendered an object of Divine displeasure.

507

Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both. Imprisonment for 2 years, in addition to the punishment under above section.

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto

Ditto Any Magistrate.

508

509

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

Ditto

Ditto

Cognizable

Ditto

Ditto

510

Simple imprisonment Appearing in a public place, etc., in a state of for 24 hours, or fine of intoxication, and causing annoyance to any person. 10 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable CHAPTER XXIII - ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT OFFENCES.

Ditto

Ditto

511

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

II. - CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCES AGAINST OTHER LAWS


Cognizable or noncognizable Cognizable Ditto Non-cognizable Bailable or nonbailable Non-bailable Ditto Bailable By what court triable Court of Session. Magistrate of the first class. Any Magistrate.

Offence If punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for more than 7 years. If punishable with imprisonment for 3 years and upwards but not more than 7 years. If punishable with imprisonment for less than 3 years or with fine only.

The offences which are allowed to be compounded (Compromised) are described

under Section 320 of the Code of criminal Procedure, 1973. The same are categorised as the offences which are simple and not grave in nature and hence the same can be compounded by the affected party only and those which are considered to be a bit more grave and thus needing the supervision of the court while being compounded by the affected party.
(1) The offences punishable under the sections of the Indian Penal Code, specified in the first

two columns of the Table next following may be compounded by the persons mentioned in the third column of that Table

Offences not needing permission of the court to compromise TABLE

Offence 1 Uttering words, etc., with deliberate Intent to wound the religious feelings of any person. Causing hurt. Wrongfully restraining or confining any person. Assault or use of criminal force. Mischief, when the only loss or damage caused is loss or damage to a private person. Criminal trespass. House trespass. Criminal breach of contract of service. Adultery. Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent of a married woman. Defamation. except such eases as are specified against section 500 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) in column I of the Table under sub-section (2) Printing or engraving matter, knowing it to be defamatory. Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing it to contain such matter. Insult intended to provoke a breach of the peace. Criminal intimidation except when the offence is punishable with Imprisonment for seven years. Act caused by making a person believe that he will be an object of divine dis-pleasure.

Section of the Indian Penal Code applicable 2 298 323, 334 341, 342 352, 355, 358 426, 427 447 448 491 497 498

Persons by whom offence may be compounded 3 The person whose religious feelings are intended to be wounded. The person to whom the hurt is caused. The person restrained or confined. The person assaulted or to whom criminal force is used. The person to whom the loss or damage is caused. The person in possession of the property trespassed upon. The person in possession of the property trespassed upon. The person with whom the offender has contracted. The husband of the woman. The husband of the woman.

500 501

The person defamed. The person defamed.

502 504 506 508

The person defamed. The person insulted. The person intimidated. The person against whom the offence was committed.