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SECTION 130 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring such prisoner


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 130 in Simple Words
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Whoever knowingly aids or assists any State prisoner or prisoner of war in escaping from lawful custody, or rescues or attempts to rescue any such prisoner, or harbours or conceals any such prisoner who has escaped from lawful custody, or offers or attempts to offer any resistance to the recapture of such prisoner shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 130 in Simple Words

If someone knowingly helps a State prisoner or prisoner of war escape from lawful custody, rescues them, hides them after their escape, or resists their recapture, they can be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment of up to ten years, and may also be fined.


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Offence : Aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring, such prisoner, or offering Any resistance to the recapture of such prisoner


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session






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What is Section 130 IPC?

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