Criminal Intimidation and punishment for criminal intimidation are defined under Section 503 and 506 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under this section is:
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.
A, 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.
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 1[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.
1. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., for "transportation" (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
OFFENCES OF DEFAMATION
OFFENCES OF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT AND ANNOYANCE
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