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Section 379 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 379 Indian Penal Code

Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Punishment for theft. It is under ‘Of Theft’ of CHAPTER XVII (OF OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY) of the Code.

Punishment for theft

Whoever commits theft shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.


STATE AMENDMENT


Gujarat.


In the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (XLV of 1860), after section 379, the following sections shall be inserted, namely:—


379A. Snatching.–(1) Whoever, with the intention to commit theft, suddenly or quickly or forcibly seizes or secures or grabs or takes away from any person or from his physical possession any moveable property, and makes or attempt to make escape with such property, is said to commit snatching.


(2)Whoever attempts to commit snatching shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years but which may extend to ten years, and with fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees.


(3)Whoever commits snatching shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than seven years but which may extend to ten years, and with fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees.


(4) Whoever, after committing or attempting to commit snatching, causes hurt or wrongful restraint of fear of hurt, in order to effect his escape shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, in addition to the punishment provided for the offence of snatching by the preceding sub-sections.

See also  Section 314 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

379B. Snatching after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of snatching.—Whoever commits or attempts to commit snatching, having made preparation for causing death, or hurt, or restraint, or fear of death, or of hurt, or of restraint, to any person, in order to the committing of such snatching, or in order to the retaining of property taken by such snatching, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than seven years but which may extend to ten years, and with fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees.


[Vide Gujarat Act 6 of 2019, sec. 2.]


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