What is wrongful confinement? What is punishment for wrongful confinement? Section 340, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347 and 348 of Indian Penal Code 1860

Wrongful confinement and Punishment for wrongful confinement under Indian Penal Code are defined under Section 340, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347 and 348 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under these sections are:

 

 

 

Section 340 of Indian Penal Code. "Wrongful confinement"

Whoever wrongfully restrains any person in such a manner as to prevent that person from proceedings beyond certain circumscribing limits, is said "wrongfully to confine" that person. Illustrations (a) A causes Z to go within a walled space, and locks Z in. A is thus prevented from proceeding in any direction beyond the circumscribing line of wall. A wrongfully confines Z. (b) A places men with firearms at the outlets of a building, and tells Z that they will fire at Z if Z attempts to leave the building. A wrongfully confines Z.

Section 342 of Indian Penal Code. "Punishment for wrongful confinement" Whoever wrongfully confines any person shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both

Section 343 of Indian Penal Code. "Wrongful confinement for 3 or more days" Whoever wrongfully confines any person for three days, or more, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Section 344 of Indian Penal Code. "Wrongful confinement for 10 or more days"

Whoever wrongfully confines any person for ten days, or more, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine

Section 345 of Indian Penal Code. "Wrongful confinement of person for whose liberation writ has been issued"

Whoever keeps any person in wrongful confinement, knowing that a writ for the liberation of that person has been duly issued, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years in addition to any term of imprisonment to which he may be liable under any other section of this Chapter.

Section 346 of Indian Penal Code. "Wrongful confinement in secret"

Whoever wrongfully confines any person in such manner as to indicate an intention that the confinement of such person may not be known to any person interested in the person so confined, or to any public servant, or that the place of such confinement may not be known to or discovered by any such person or public servant as here in before mentioned, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years in addition to any other punishment to which he may be liable for such wrongful confinement.

Section 347 of Indian Penal Code. "Wrongful confinement to extort property, or constrain to illegal act"

Whoever wrongfully confines any person for the purpose of extorting from the person confined, or from any person interested in the person confined, any property or valuable security or of constraining the person confined or any person interested in such person to do anything. illegal or to give any information which may facilitate the commission of an offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Section 348 of Indian Penal Code. "Wrongful confinement to extort confession, or compel restoration of property"

Whoever wrongfully confines any person for the purpose of extorting from the person confined or any person interested in the person confined any confession or any information which may lead to the detection of an offence or misconduct, or for the purpose of constraining the person confined or any person interested in the person confined to restore or to cause the restoration of any property or valuable security or to satisfy any claim or demand, or to give information which may lead to the restoration of any property or valuable security, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.

 

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