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SECTION 277 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Fouling water of public spring or reservoir


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 277 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 277 related FAQs
Whoever voluntarily corrupts or fouls the water of any public spring or reservoir, so as to render it less fit for the purpose for which it is ordinarily used, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.



IPC 277 in Simple Words

According to section 277 of the Indian Penal Code, if anyone intentionally pollutes or makes impure the water of a public spring or reservoir, making it less suitable for its usual purpose, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to three months or a fine of up to five hundred rupees, or both.


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Offence : Defiling the water of a public spring or reservoir


Punishment : 3 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who knowingly corrupts or fouls water in a public spring or reservoir so that it becomes unfit for its intended purpose is punished by imprisonment for up to three months or by a fine of up to 500 rupees.





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