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SECTION 268 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public nuisance


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 268
  2. IPC 268 in Simple Words

Description of IPC Section 268

According to section 268 of Indian penal code, A person is guilty of a public nuisance who does any act or is guilty of an illegal omission which causes any common injury, danger or annoyance to the public or to the people in general who dwell or occupy property in the vicinity, or which must necessarily cause injury, obstruction, danger or annoyance to persons who may have occasion to use any public right.

A common nuisance is not excused on the ground that it causes some convenience or advantage.



IPC 268 in Simple Words

According to section 268 of the Indian Penal Code, a person is guilty of a public nuisance if they do anything that causes harm, danger, or annoyance to the public or people living nearby, and such a nuisance cannot be excused even if it brings some convenience or advantage.

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A person is guilty of a public nuisance who does any act or is guilty of an illegal omission which causes any common injury, danger or annoyance to the public or to the people in general who dwell or occupy property in the vicinity, or which must necessarily cause injury, obstruction, danger or annoyance to persons who ...




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What is Section 268 to 294?

Law and You > Criminal Laws > Indian Penal Code >Public Nuisance (S. 268 IPC) The Indian Penal Code in chapter XIV from sections 268 to 294A deals with the offence of public nuisance. These offences include affecting public health, safety, convenience, decency and morals. 1 May 2023

What is an example of a nuisance case?

For instance, flinging pebbles at the plaintiff's property would constitute trespass, whereas hindering the plaintiff's peaceful possession of the property by playing your radio at an unusually high volume would result in a nuisance. 22 Feb 2021