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SECTION 216A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Penalty for harbouring robbers or dacoits


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 216A in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 216A related FAQs
Whoever, knowing or having reason to believe that any persons are about to commit or have recently committed robbery or dacoity, harbours them or any of them, with the intention of facilitating the commission of such robbery or dacoity or of screening them or any of them from punishment, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 216A in Simple Words

Section 216A of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who knowingly shelters or hides individuals involved in robbery or dacoity to aid their criminal activities or protect them from punishment can be sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for up to seven years and fined.


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Offence : Harbouring robbers or dacoits


Punishment : Rigorous Imprisonment for 7 Years and Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 216 of IPC?

IPC Section 216 - Host an offender who is escaping from custody or for whom a warrant of arrest has been issued


What is the IPC section for custody?

IPC Section 223: Escape from confinement or custody by a public servant negligently