What is Defamation? What is the punishment for the crime? Classification of offences under Section 500, 501 and 502 of Indian Penal Code 1860.

 

Defamation and punishment for the crime are defined under Section 500, 501 and 502 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Classification of offences relating to this section is:

CHAPTER XXI - DEFAMATION

 

IPC Section

 

Offence

 

Punishment

 

Cognizable or non-cognizable

 

Bailable or non-bailable

 

By what court triable

 

500 IPC

 

Defamation against the President or the Vice-President or the Governor of a State or Administrator of a Union territory or a Minister in respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public functions when instituted upon a complaint made by the Public Prosecutor

 

Simple Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Court of Session

   

Defamation in any other case

 

Simple Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

501 IPC

 

(a) Printing or engraving matter knowing it to be defamatory against the President of the Vice-President or the Governor of a State or Administrator of a Union territory or a Minister in respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public functions when instituted upon a complaint made by the Public Prosecutor

 

Simple Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Court of Session

   

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

 

Simple Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

502 IPC

 

(a) Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing it to contain such matter against the President or the Vice-President or the Governor of a State or Administrator of a Union territory or a Minister in respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public functions when instituted upon a complaint made by the Public Prosecutor

 

Simple Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Court of Session

   

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

 

Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 
 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCES UNDER INDIAN PENAL CODE 1860

Chapter V Abetment - Section 109, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115,116, 117, 118, 119, 120 of IPC

Chapter VA Criminal Conspiracy - Section 120B of IPC

Chapter VI Offences against the State - Section 121, 121a, 122, 123, 124, 124a, 125,,126, 127, 128, 129 and 130 of IPC

Chapter VII Offences relating to the Army, Navy and Air Force - Section 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 and 140 of IPC

Chapter VIII Offences against public tranquility - Section 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 153A, 153B, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159 and 160 of IPC

Chapter IX Offences by or relating to public servants - Sections 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 165A, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170 of 171 IPC

Chapter IVA offences relating to elections - Sections 171E, 171F, 171G, 171H and 171I of IPC

Chapter X Contempt of the lawful authority of pubic servants - Sections 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190 of IPC

Chapter XI False evidence and offences against public Justice - Sections 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 of IPC

Chapter XI False evidence and offences against public Justice - Sections 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216 of IPC

Chapter XI False evidence and offences against public Justice - Sections 216A, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 225A, 225B, 227, 228, 228A, 229 of IPC

Chapter XII Offences relating to Coin and Government Stamps - Section 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 263A of IPC

Chapter XIII Offences relating to Weights and Measures - Section 264, 265, 266, 267 of IPC

Chapter XIV Offences affecting public health, safety, convenience, decency and morals - Sections 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294 and 294A of IPC

Chapter XV Offences Relating to Religion - Section 295, 295A, 296, 297 and 298 of IPC

Chapter XVI Offences affecting human body - Section 302, 303, 304, 304A, 304B, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318
 of IPC

Chapter XVI Offences affecting human body - Section 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348 of IPC

Chapter XVI Offences affecting human body - Section 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 363A, 364, 364A, 365, 366, 366A, 366B, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 376, 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D, 377 of IPC

Chapter XVII Offences against Property - Section 379, 380, 381, 382, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402 of IPC

Chapter XVII Offences against Property - Section 403, 404, 406, 407, 408, 409, 411, 412, 413, 414, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439 and 440 of IPC

Chapter XVII Offences against Property - Section 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462 of IPC

Chapter XVIII Offences relating to documents and to property marks - Section 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 477A, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 489A, 489B, 489C, 489D and 489E of IPC

Chapter XIX Criminal Breach of Contract of Service - Section 491 of IPC

Chapter XX Offences relating to Marriage - Section 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498 of IPC

Chapter XX A cruelty by husband or relatives of husband - Section 498A of IPC

Chapter XXI Defamation - Section 500, 501, 502 of IPC

Chapter XII Criminal Intimidation, Insult and Annoyance - Section 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510 of IPC

Chapter XIII Attempts to commit offences - Section 511 of IPC

 

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