SECTION 155 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Liability of person for whose benefit riot is committed

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 155

According to section 155 of Indian penal code, Whenever a riot is committed for the benefit or on behalf of any person who is the owner or occupier of any land respecting which such riot takes place or who claims any interest in such land, or in the subject of any dispute which gave rise to the riot, or who has accepted or derived any benefit therefrom, such person shall be punishable with fine, if he or his agent or manager, having reason to believe that such riot was likely to be committed or that the unlawful assembly by which such riot was committed was likely to be held, shall not respectively use all lawful means in his or their power to prevent such assembly or riot from taking place, and for suppressing and dispersing the same.

IPC 155 in Simple Words

If a riot occurs for the benefit of a landowner or someone involved in a related dispute, that person can be fined if they or their agent/manager knew about the likelihood of the riot but failed to use lawful means to prevent or disperse it.

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Offence : Person for whose benefit or on whose behalf a riot takes place not using all lawful means to prevent it

Punishment : Fine

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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What offence is defined under IPC 155?

IPC 155 Offence: Person for whose benefit or on whose behalf a riot takes place not using all lawful means to prevent it.

What is the punishment for IPC 155 Case?

The punishment for IPC 155 is Fine.

Is IPC 155 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 155 is a Non-Cognizable.

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Is IPC 155 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 155 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 155 be tried?

IPC 155 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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