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SECTION 154 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Owner or occupier of land on which an unlawful assembly is held


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 154 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 154 related FAQs
Whenever any unlawful assembly or riot takes place, the owner or occupier of the land upon which such unlawful assembly is held, or such riot is committed, and any person having or claiming an interest in such land, shall be punishable with fine not exceeding one thousand rupees, if he or his agent or manager, knowing that such offence is being or has been committed, or having reason to believe it is likely to be committed, do not give the earliest notice thereof in his or their power to the principal officer at the nearest police-station, and do not, in the case of his or their having reason to believe that it was about to be committed, use all lawful means in his or their power to prevent it and, in the event of its taking place, do not use all lawful means in his or their power to disperse or suppress the riot or unlawful assembly.



IPC 154 in Simple Words

If an unlawful assembly or riot occurs on someone's land, the owner or anyone with an interest in the land can be fined up to one thousand rupees if they or their agent/manager knew about the offense but failed to inform the nearest police station promptly or did not take lawful actions to prevent or disperse the riot or assembly.

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Offence : Owner or occupier of land non giving information of riot, etc.


Punishment : Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 154 IPC?

If an unlawful assembly or riot occurs, the owner, occupier, or person who has or claims to have an interest in the land on which the unlawful assembly, or riot, is taking place will be punished with a fine of not more than one thousand rupees if they or their agent or manager knew...


What is FIR section 154?

The procedure for filing an FIR is described in Section 154(1). The police officer must record all offences reported verbally or in writing. The officer should reread them for the person filing the FIR, and sign it afterwards. 23 Sept 2023


What is Section 154 of the police Act?

The officer in charge of the police station shall, upon receiving an oral report of the commission of the offence, reduce it to writing and read it to the informant.