Whoever, knowing or having reason to believe that any persons are about
to commit or have recently committed robbery or dacoity, harbours them or
any of them, with the intention of facilitating the commission of such
robbery or dacoity, or of screening them or any of them from punishment,
shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to
seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Explanation.- For the purposes of this section it is immaterial whether the robbery or dacoity is intended to be committed, or has been committed, within or without 1[India].
Exception.- This provision does not extend to
the case in which the harbour is by the husband or wife of the offender.]
1. Ins. by Act 10 of 1886, s. 23.
2. Ins. by Act 3 of 1894, s. 8.