SECTION 120 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment



Description of IPC Section 120

According to section 120 of Indian penal code, Whoever, intending to facilitate or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby facilitate the commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment, 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 the offence be committed, be punished with imprisonment of the description provided for the offence, for a term which may extend to one-fourth, and, if the offence be not committed, to one-eight, of the longest term of such imprisonment, or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with both.

Offence : Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment, If offence be committed


Punishment : One-Fourth of Offence or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Same As Offence


Bail : Same As Offence


Triable : Same As Offence



Offence : If the offence be not committed


Punishment : One-Eighth of Offence or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Same As Offence


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Same As Offence





FAQ's on IPC Section 120


What offence is defined under IPC 120?

IPC 120 Offence: Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment, If offence be committed.


What is the punishment for IPC 120 Case?

The punishment for IPC 120 is One-Fourth of Offence or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 120 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 120 is a Same As Offence.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 120 offence?

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Is IPC 120 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 120 is a Same As Offence offence.


In what court can IPC 120 be tried?

IPC 120 is tried in the court of Same As Offence.


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