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



Description of IPC Section 216A

According to section 216A of Indian penal code, 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.

Offence : Harbouring robbers or dacoits


Punishment : Rigorous Imprisonment for 7 Years and Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 216A


What offence is defined under IPC 216A?

IPC 216A Offence: Harbouring robbers or dacoits.


What is the punishment for IPC 216A Case?

The punishment for IPC 216A is Rigorous Imprisonment for 7 Years and Fine.


Is IPC 216A cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 216A is a Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 216A offence?

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Is IPC 216A bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 216A is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 216A be tried?

IPC 216A is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.


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