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SECTION 159 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Affray


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 159 in Simple Words
When two or more persons, by fighting in a public place, disturb the public peace, they are said to “commit an affray”.



IPC 159 in Simple Words

When two or more people get into a public fight that disturbs the peace, they are said to have committed an affray.


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The section 159 of the IPC defines an affray as when two or more people fight in a public area and disturb public order. Section 160 of the IPC defines the punishment for committing an affray as a fine or imprisonment up to a month.





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What is the punishment for affray under IPC?

A person who commits an assault may be punished by imprisonment for up to a month or by a fine of up to 100 rupees.


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What is the IPC 158?

IPC Section 158: Being hired to participate in an illegal assembly or riot