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INDIAN KANOON SECTION 118 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Concealing design to commit offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life


Description

Whoever intending to facilitate or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby facilitate the commission of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, voluntarily conceals, by any act or illegal omission, the existence of a design to commit such offence or makes any representation which he knows to be false respecting such design:

If offence be committed ? if offence be not committed ? shall, if that offence be committed, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or, if the offence of not committed, with imprisonment of either description, for a term which may extend to three years; and in either case shall also be liable to fine.


Applicable Offences

1. Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, If the offence be committed

Punishment - 7 Years + Fine
This is a Non-Bailable, Same As Offence offence and triable by Same As Offence

2. If the offence be not committed

Punishment - 3 Years + Fine
This is a Bailable, Same As Offence offence and triable by Same As Offence

This offence in NOT compoundable.

1. If an offence is cognizable, police has the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court. Otherwise police does not have the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and an investigation cannot be initiated without a court order.

2. If an offience is bailable, police has the authority to release the accused on bail on getting the defined surety amount along with a duly filled bail bond at the concerned police station. Otherwise arrested person has to apply for bail before a magistrate or court

3. If an offence is compoundable, a compromise can be done between the accused and the victim, and a trial can be avoided. Otherwise, No compromise is allowed between the accused and the victim except under certain situations, where the High Court or the Supreme Court have the authority for quashing a matter.


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