SECTION 156 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Liability of agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit riot is committed

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 156

According to section 156 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, the agent or manager of such person shall be punishable with fine, if such 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 use all lawful means in his power to prevent such riot or assembly from taking place and for suppressing and dispersing the same.

IPC 156 in Simple Words

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

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Offence : Agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit a riot is committed 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 156?

IPC 156 Offence: Agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit a riot is committed not using all lawful means to prevent it.

What is the punishment for IPC 156 Case?

The punishment for IPC 156 is Fine.

Is IPC 156 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 156 is a Non-Cognizable.

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Is IPC 156 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 156 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 156 be tried?

IPC 156 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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