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Section 293 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 293. Sale, etc., of obscene objects to young person

 

1[293. Sale, etc., of obscene objects to young person.—Whoever sells, lets to hire, distributes, exhibits or circulates to any person under the age of twenty years any such obscene object as is referred to in the last preceding section, or offers or at­tempts so to do, shall be punished 2[on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, and, in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and also with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees].]

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

 

Punishment—On first conviction, with imprisonment for 3 years, and with fine of 2,000 rupees, and, in the event of second of subsequent conviction, with imprisonment for 7 years, and with fine of 5,000 rupees—Cognizable—Bailable—Triable by any Magis­trate—Non-compoundable.

 

STATE AMENDMENTS

 

Orissa

 

Same as in Tamil Nadu.

 

[Vide Orissa Act 13 of 1962, sec. 4 (w.e.f. 16-5-1962)].

 

Tamil Nadu

 

In Section 293,—

 

(a) for the words “any such obscene object as is referred to in the last preceding section” the words, figures and letter “any such obscene object as is referred to in section 292 or any such newspaper, periodical, circular, picture or other printed or written document as is referred to in section 292-A” shall be substituted;

 

(b) for the words “which may extend to six months” the words “which may extend to three years” shall be substituted;

 

(c) in the marginal note, after the words “obscene objects” the words “any grossly indecent or scurrilous matter intended for blackmail shall be inserted.”

 

[Vide Tamil Nadu Act 25 of 1960, sec. 4 (w.e.f. 9-11-1960)].

 

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1. Subs. by Act 8 of 1925, sec. 2, for the original section.

 

2. Subs. by Act 36 of 1969, sec. 2, for certain words (w.e.f. 7-9-1969).

 

 

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