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SECTION 215 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Taking gift to help to recover stolen property, etc


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 215 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 215 related FAQs
Whoever takes or agrees or consents to take any gratification under pretence or on account of helping any person to recover any movable property of which he shall have been deprived by any offence punishable under this Code, shall, unless he uses all means in his power to cause the offender to be apprehended and convicted of the offence, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 215 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 215 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone takes or agrees to take a bribe under the pretext of helping another person recover their stolen property, but fails to make any effort to apprehend and convict the offender, they can be punished with imprisonment up to two years, or fined, or both.


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Offence : Taking gift to help to recover movable property of which a person has been deprived by an offence without causing apprehension of offender


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



If a person agrees or consents under pretense or in order to help another recover movable property that he has been deprived of by an offence punishable according to this Code, then he must, unless using all the means at his disposal to apprehend and bring to justice the perpetrator, be punished.





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