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SECTION 140 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Wearing garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 140 in Simple Words
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Whoever, not being a soldier, sailor or airman in the Military, Naval or Air service of the Government of India, wears any garb or carries any token resembling any garb or token used by such a soldier, sailor or airman with the intention that it may be believed that he is such a soldier, sailor or airman, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.



IPC 140 in Simple Words

If someone who is not a military member wears a uniform or carries something resembling a military uniform to deceive others into believing they are a soldier, sailor, or airman, they can be punished with up to three months in jail, a fine of up to five hundred rupees, or both.


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Offence : Wearing the dress or carrying any token used by a soldier, sailor or airman with intent that it may be believed that he is such a soldier, sailor or airman


Punishment : 3 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



The person who, without being a member of the Military, Naval, or Air Service of the Government of India wears or carries a garb, or any token that is similar to the garb, or any token that was used by a such soldier, airman or sailor, with the intent that others may believe that they are such a member, shall be punished.





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