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SECTION 131 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty


Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 131
  2. IPC 131 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 131 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 131

According to section 131 of Indian penal code, Whoever abets the committing of mutiny by an officer, soldier, sailor or airman, in the Army, Navy or Air Force of the Government of India or attempts to seduce any such officer, soldier, sailor or airman from his allegiance or his duty, 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 131 in Simple Words

If someone encourages the commission of mutiny by an officer, soldier, sailor, or airman in the Indian Army, Navy, or Air Force or tries to lead them astray from their loyalty or duty, they can be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment of up to ten years, and may also be fined.

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Anyone who abets mutiny in the Army or Navy of India, or tries to seduce an officer, soldier or sailor from their duty or allegiance, will be punished by imprisonment for life or with either imprisonment of...


Offence : Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce an officer, soldier sailor or airman from his allegiance or duty


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session





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What is the IPC section for seduction?

Section 366: This section deals with acts that kidnap or abduct a woman in order to force her to marry someone against her will, or to force or seduce her into illicit sexual relations. This act can lead to a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine.