What are the offences relating to Marriage? What is the punishment for the crime? Classification of offences under Section 493, 494, 495, 496, 497 and 498 of Indian Penal Code 1860

Offences relating to marriage and punishment for the crime are defined under Section 493, 494, 495, 496, 497 and 498 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Classification of offences relating to these sections are:

 

 

 CHAPTER XX - OFFENCES RELATING TO MARRIAGE

 

IPC Section

 

Offence

 

Punishment

 

Cognizable or non-cognizable

 

Bailable or non-bailable

 

By what court triable

 

493 IPC

 

A man by deceit causing a woman not lawfully married to him to believe that she is lawfully married to him and to cohabit with him in that belief

 

Imprisonment for 10 years and fine

 

Non-cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

494 IPC

 

Marrying again during the life-time of a husband or wife

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

495 IPC

 

Same offence with concealment of the former marriage from the Person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted

 

Imprisonment for 10 years and fine

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

496 IPC

 

A person with fraudulent intention going through the ceremony of being married, knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

497 IPC

 

Adultery

 

Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

498 IPC

 

Enticing or taking away or detaining with a criminal intent a married woman

 

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

 Any Magistrate

 

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