Section 505 of Indian Penal Code. "Statements conducting to
[(1) Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any
statement, rumour or report,-
(a) with intent to cause, or which
is likely to cause, any officer, soldier, [sailor or airman] in the
Army, 190[Navy or Air Force] [of India] to mutiny or otherwise disregard
or fail in his duty as such; or
(b) with intent to cause, or
which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section
of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence
against the State or against the public tranquility; or
(c) with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or
community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or
shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to [three
years], or with fine, or with both.
[(2) Statements creating or
promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes Whoever makes,
publishes or circulates any statement or report containing rumour or
alarming news with intent to create or promote, or which is likely to
create or promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth,
residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever,
feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious,
racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, shall be
punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with
fine, or with both.
(1) Offence under sub-section (2) committed
in place of worship, etc- Whoever commits an offence specified in
sub-section (2) in any place of worship or in an assembly engaged in the
performance of religious worship or religious ceremonies, shall be
punished with imprisonment which may extend to five years and shall also
be liable to fine.]
Exception- It does not amount to an offence,
within the meaning. of this section when the person making, publishing
or circulating any such statement, rumour or report, has reasonable
grounds for believing that such statement, rumour or report is true and
makes, publishes or circulates it 193[in good faith and] without any
such intent as aforesaid.
OFFENCES OF DEFAMATION
Section 499 and 500 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is Defamation? What
is the punishment for the defamation?
OFFENCES OF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT AND ANNOYANCE
Section 503 and 506 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is Criminal
Intimidation? What is the punishment for the Criminal Intimidation?
Section 504 and 505 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is Intentional
insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace? What is statements
conducting to public mischief?
Section 507, 508, 509 and 510 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is
Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication? What is Act caused
by inducing person to believe that he will be rendered an object of the
Divine displeasure? What is Word, gesture or act intended to insult the
modesty of a woman? What is Misconduct in public by a drunken person?
ATTEMPT TO COMMIT OFFENCES
Section 511 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is Punishment for
attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or