What is Robbery? What is Dacoity? What is the punishment for robbery? Section 390, 391 and 392 of Indian Penal Code 1860.
Robbery, Dacoity and punishment for robbery under Indian Penal Code are defined under Section 390, 391 and 392 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under these sections are:
Section 390 of Indian Penal Code. "Robbery"
In all robbery there is either theft or extortion.
When extortion is robbery-
Extortion is "robbery" if the offender, at the time of committing
the extortion, is in the presence of the person put in fear, and
commits the extortion by putting that person in fear of instant
death, of instant hurt, or of instant wrongful restraint to that
person or to some other person, and, by so putting in fear, induces
the person so put in fear then and there to deliver up the thing
Section 391 of Indian Penal Code "Dacoity"
When five or more persons conjointly commit or attempt to commit a robbery, or where the whole number of persons conjointly committing or attempting to commit a robbery, and persons present and aiding such commission or attempt, amount to five or more, every person so committing, attempting or aiding, is said to commit "dacoity".
Section 392 of Indian Penal Code "Punishment for Robbery"
Whoever commits robbery shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine; and, if the robbery be committed on the highway between sunset and sunrise, the imprisonment may be extended to fourteen years.
ROBBERY AND DACOITY
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