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Section 497 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 497 Indian Penal Code

Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Adultery. It is under CHAPTER XX (OF OFFENCES RELATINGTO MARRIAGE) of the Code.


Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who is and whom he knows or has reason to believe to be the wife of another man, without the consent or connivance of that man, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape, is guilty of the offence of adultery, and shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both. In such case the wife shall not be punishable as an abettor.

See also  Section 472 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

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