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Section 380 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 380. Theft in dwelling house, etc

 

Whoever commits theft in any building, tent or vessel, which building, tent or vessel is used as a human dwelling, or used for the custody of property, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

 

Punishment—Imprisonment for 7 years and fine—Cognizable—Non-bailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Non-compoundable.

 

STATE AMENDMENT

 

Tamil Nadu

 

Section 380 shall be renumbered as sub-section (1) of that section and after sub-section (1) as so renumbered, the following sub-section shall be added, namely:—

 

“(2) Whoever commits theft in respect of any idol or icon in any building used as a place of worship shall be punished with rigor­ous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than two years but which may extend to three years and with fine which shall not be less than two thousand rupees:

 

Provided that the court may, for adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than two years.”

 

[Vide Tamil Nadu Act 28 of 1993, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 13-7-1993)].

 

 

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