Section 503 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 503 Indian Penal Code

Section 503 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Criminal intimidation. It is under CHAPTER XXII (OR CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULTAND ANNOYANCE) of the Code.

 Criminal intimidation

Whoever threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property, or to the person or reputation of any one in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause alarm to that person, or to cause that person to do any act which he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do any act which that person is legally entitled to do, as the means of avoiding the execution of such threat, commits criminal intimidation.

Explanation.—A threat to injure the reputation of any deceased person in whom the person threatened is interested, is within this section.


A, for the purpose of inducing B to resist from prosecuting a civil suit, threatens to burn B’s house. A is guilty of criminal intimidation.

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