Section 136 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 136 Indian Penal Code

Section 136 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Harbouring deserter. It is under CHAPTER VII (OF OFFENCES RELATING TO THE ARMY, NAVYAND AIR FORCE) of the Code.

Harbouring deserter

Whoever, except as hereinafter excepted, knowing or having reason to believe that an officer, soldier, 1 [sailor or airman], in the Army, 2 [Navy or Air Force] of the 3[Government of India], has deserted, harbours such officer, soldier, 1 [sailor or airman], shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine or with both.

Exception.This provision does not extend to the case in which the harbour is given by a wife to her husband.

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