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Section 506 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 506 Indian Penal Code

Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Punishment for criminal intimidation. It is under CHAPTER XXII (OR CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULTAND ANNOYANCE) of the Code.

Punishment for criminal intimidation

Whoever commits the offence of criminal intimidation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both;


If threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, etc. and if the threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, or to cause the destruction of any property by fire, or to cause an offence punishable with death or 1[imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, or to impute unchastity to a woman, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.

See also  Section 272 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

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