What is Criminal Intimidation? What is the punishment for the Criminal Intimidation? Section 503 and 506 of Indian Penal Code 1860

Criminal Intimidation and punishment for criminal intimidation are defined under Section 503 and 506 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under this section is:

 

 

 

 

Section 503 of Indian Penal Code. "Criminal Intimidation"

Whoever threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property, or to the person or reputation of any one in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause alarm to that person, or to cause that person to do any act which he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do any act which that person is legally entitled to do, as the means of avoiding the execution of such threat, commits criminal intimidation.

Explanation- A threat to injure the reputation of any deceased person in whom the person threatened is interested, is within this section. IllustrationA, for the purpose of inducing B to desist from prosecuting a civil suit, threatens to burn B's house. A is guilty of criminal intimidation.

 

Section 506 of Indian Penal Code. "Punishment for Criminal Intimidation"

Whoever commits, the offence of criminal intimidation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both;If threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, etc- and if the threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, or to cause the destruction of any property by fire, or to cause an offence punishable with death or [imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, or to impute, unchastity to a woman, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or With fine, or with both.

 

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