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Section 355 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 355. Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person, otherwise than on grave provocation

 

Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any person, intending thereby to dishonour that person, otherwise than on grave and sudden provocation given by that person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

 

Punishment—Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both—Non-Cognizable—Bailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Compounded by the person assaulted or to whom criminal force is used.

 

State Amendment

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

Offence under section 355 is non-cognizable, bailable and triable by any Magistrate.

 

[Vide Andhra Pradesh Act 3 of 1992, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 15-2-1992)].

 

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