Indian Penal Code (IPC)
Section 364A. Kidnapping for ransom, etc.
1[364A. Kidnapping for ransom, etc.—Whoever kidnaps or abducts any person or keeps a person in detention of the such kidnapping or abduction and threatens to cause death or hurt to such person, or by his conduct gives rise to a reasonable apprehension that such person may be put death or hurt, or causes hurt or death to such person in order to compel the Government or 2[any foreign State or international inter-governmental organization or any other person] to do or abstain from doing any act or to pay a ransom, shall be punishable with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine].
Classification of Offence
Punishment—Death, or imprisonment for life and fine—Cognizable—Non-bailable—Triable by Court of Session—Non-compoundable.
1. Ins. by Act 42 of 1993, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 22-5-1993).
2. Subs. by Act 24 of 1995, for “any other person” (w.e.f. 26-5-1995).