SECTION 120B IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment of criminal conspiracy



Description of IPC Section 120B

According to section 120B of Indian penal code,

  1. Whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term of two years or upwards, shall, where no express provision is made in this Code for the punishment of such a conspiracy, be punished in the same manner as if he had abetted such offence.
  2. Whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy other than a criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable as aforesaid shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding six months, or with fine or with both.

Offence : Criminal conspiracy to commit an offence, Punishable with death, imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term of 2 Years or upwards


Punishment : Same As For Abetment of that Offence


Cognizance : Same As Offence


Bail : Same As Offence


Triable : Same As Offence



Offence : Any other criminal conspiracy


Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 120B


What offence is defined under IPC 120B?

IPC 120B Offence: Criminal conspiracy to commit an offence, Punishable with death, imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term of 2 Years or upwards.


What is the punishment for IPC 120B Case?

The punishment for IPC 120B is Same As For Abetment of that Offence.


Is IPC 120B cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 120B is a Same As Offence.


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Is IPC 120B bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 120B is a Same As Offence offence.


In what court can IPC 120B be tried?

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


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