What is Kidnapping? What is the punishment for Kidnapping? Section 359 and 363 of Indian Penal Code 1860

Kidnapping and Punishment of Kidnapping under Indian Penal Code is defined under Section 359, and 363 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under these sections are:

 

 

 

Section 359 of Indian Penal Code. "Kidnapping"

Whoever conveys any person beyond the limits of [India] without the consent of that person, or of some person legally authorised to consent on behalf of the person, is said to kidnap that person from [India].

 

Section 363 of Indian Penal Code. "Punishment for Kidnapping"

Whoever kidnaps any person from [India] or front lawful guardianship, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

 

Section 363A of Indian Penal Code. "Kidnapping or maiming a minor for purposes of begging" (1) Whoever Kidnaps any minor or, not being the lawful guardian of a minor, obtains the custody of the minor, in order that such minor may be employed or used for the purpose of begging shall be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.(2) Whoever maims any minor in order that such minor can be employed or used for the purposes of begging shall be punishable with imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.(3) Where any person, not being the lawful guardian of a minor, employs or uses such minor for the purposes of begging, it shall be presumed, unless the contrary is proved, that he kidnapped or otherwise obtained the custody of that minor in order that the minor might be employed or used for the purposes of begging.

(4) In this section,- (a) "begging," means- (i) soliciting or receiving, alms in a public place, whether under the pretence of singing, dancing, fortune-telling, performing tricks or selling articles or otherwise;(ii) entering on any private premises for the purpose of soliciting or receiving alms;(iii) exposing or exhibiting, with the object of obtaining or extorting alms, any sore, wound, injury, deformity or disease, whether of himself or of any other person or of an animal; .(iv) using a minor as an exhibit for the purpose of soliciting or receiving alms;(b) "minor" means- (i) in the case of a male, a person under sixteen years of age; and (ii) in the case of a female, a person under eighteen years of age.

 

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