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SECTION 121A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 121A in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 121A related FAQs
Whoever within or without India conspires to commit any of the offences punishable by section 121, or conspires to overawe, by means of criminal force or the show of criminal force, the Central Government or any State Government, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 121A in Simple Words

Section 121A of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who conspires to commit certain serious offences or intends to use criminal force against the Central Government or any State Government may face punishment of life imprisonment or imprisonment up to ten years, along with a possible fine.


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Offence : Conspiring to commit certain offences against the State


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



--Whoever, within or outside 2 [India], conspires with another to commit an offence punishable under section 121 or to intimidate, using criminal force or by the display of criminal force to 4 [the State Government or Central Government] 6 ***],, shall be punished by 7 [imprisonment of life], or by imprisonment...





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 120A of the IPC?

Criminal conspiracy is defined under Section 120A IPC as an agreement between two or more individuals to do something illegal. Criminal offence. Unlawful demonstrations that are not regulated but still occur.


What is Section 122 of the IPC?

Anyone who collects or prepares for war, whether by preparing to wage or be prepared to wage a war against the Government of India or by collecting or preparing for war, will be punished either with life imprisonment or with imprisonment of any description of a maximum of ten years. They may also be subject to criminal prosecution.