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SECTION 160 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for committing affray


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Table of Contents
  1. IPC 160 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 160 related FAQs
Whoever commits an affray, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with both.



IPC 160 in Simple Words

If someone engages in an affray (public fight or brawl), they can be punished with up to one month in jail, a fine of up to one hundred rupees, or both.


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Offence : Committing affray


Punishment : 1 Month or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate






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Comments by Users


Rakesh Kumar
I was Summoned for 160 IPC as witness,I have sent Medical for 10Days from Heart specialist is this Acceptable

Reply by LawRato
If the summons has been duly served upon the witness and yet the witness fails to appear in court, the Court can issue a warrant for the arrest of the witness. The witness could be taken into custody and remain in custody until the day of the trial.
If a witness fails to appear in court due to a valid reason, such as illness or unavoidable circumstances, the court may consider the reason for the absence and take appropriate action accordingly. The witness or the party who summoned the witness may apply to the court for an adjournment of the hearing, providing evidence of the valid reason for the absence. If the court is satisfied with the explanation, it may grant an adjournment and fix a new date for the hearing.
However, if the court finds that the reason given for the absence is not valid or sufficient, it may proceed by issuing a warrant for the witness's arrest or forfeiting the recognizance, depending on the circumstances of the case. 

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 160 of the criminal Procedure Code?

P.C. empowers an officer of police to demand the attendance of witnesses and, therefore, under the garb section 160 of Cr. P.C. A person who is not connected with the offense cannot be ordered to appear by notice under section 161, for using a shortcut to deny the person's right to redress. 8 Jun 2023


What is IPC 160 in Hindi?

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What is Section 159 and 160 of the IPC?

The IPC sections 159 and 161 deal with affray, and the punishments that are associated with it. Affrontation is committed when two or more people fight in a public area and disturb public order. 10 Apr 2023