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SECTION 220 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Commitment for trial or confinement by person having authority who knows that he is acting contrary to law


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 220
  2. IPC 220 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 220 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 220

According to section 220 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being in any office which gives him legal authority to commit persons for trial or to confinement, or to keep persons in confinement, corruptly or maliciously commits any person for trial or to confinement, or keeps any person in confinement, in the exercise of that authority, knowing that in so doing he is acting contrary to law, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 220 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 220 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone, holding an office with the legal authority to detain or imprison others, corruptly or maliciously detains or imprisons someone knowing it is against the law, they can be punished with imprisonment up to seven years, or fined, or both.

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According to section 220 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being in any office which gives him legal authority to commit persons for trial or to confinement, or to keep persons in confinement, corruptly or maliciously commits any person for trial or to confinement, or keeps any person in confinement, in the exercise of ...


Offence : Commitment for trial or confinement by a person Having authority, who Knows that he is Acting contrary to law


Punishment : 7 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





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FAQ's on IPC Section 220

What is Section 220 of the CRPC?

If, in one series of acts so connected together as to form the same transaction, more offences than one are committed by the same person, he may be charged with, and tried at one trial for, every such offence.

What is Section 221 of the IPC?

Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of a public servant bound by law to apprehend an offender, if the offence be capital. If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years.

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The offence related to Criminal Intimidation is provided under Section 503 of the IPC. An action is said to be an offence under Section 503 when someone threatens a person with physical harm, damage to their property or reputation in order to induce alarm to them. 17 Jun 2023