Section 160 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 160 Indian Penal Code

Section 160 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about  Punishment for committing affray. It is under CHAPTER VIII (OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRANQUILLITY) of the Code.

 Punishment for committing affray.

Whoever commits an affray, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with both.


Uttar Pradesh.–

Abatement of certain trials.– Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, —

(1) the trial of an accused for —

(a) an offence punishable under —

“(i) the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988; or “

(ii) the Public Gambling Act, 1867, not being an offence punishable under section 3 of that Act or an offence in respect of wagering punishable under section 13 of that Act; or

(iii) section 34 of the Police Act, 1861; or

(iv) section 160 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860; or

(b) any other offence punishable with fine only, or

(2) a procedure, under section 107 or section 109 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, pending before a Magistrate on the date of commencement of this Act from before “December 31, 2015” shall abate.

[Vide the Uttar Pradesh Act 35 of 1979, s. 9, and amended by Uttar Pradesh Act 29 of 2016 and 9 of 2018].

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