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SECTION 135 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Abetment of desertion of soldier, sailor or airman


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 135 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 135 related FAQs
Whoever, abets the desertion of any officer, soldier, sailor or airman, in the Army, Navy or Air Force of the Government of India, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 135 in Simple Words

If someone encourages or supports the desertion of an officer, soldier, sailor, or airman from the Indian Army, Navy, or Air Force, they can be punished with up to two years in jail, a fine, or both.

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Offence : Abetment of the desertion of an officer, soldier, sailor or airman


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is IPC section 135?

Anyone who aids in the desertion of an officer, soldier or airman of the Army, Navy, or Air Force of India shall be punished by imprisonment of any description, for a period that may extend up to two years or a fine or both.


What is case 135?

IPC – SECTION 135: Abetment to desertion by a soldier, sailor, or airman. 27 Jul 2018


Is 135 bailable or not?

The Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 does not apply to offences punishable by sections 135-140 or 150. 5 Mar 2018