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SECTION 278 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Making atmosphere noxious to health


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 278 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 278 related FAQs
Whoever voluntarily vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighborhood or passing along a public way, shall be punished with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.



IPC 278 in Simple Words

According to section 278 of the Indian Penal Code, if anyone intentionally pollutes the air in a way that is harmful to the health of people living or working nearby, or those passing through a public area, they can be fined up to five hundred rupees.


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Offence : Making atmosphere noxious to health


Punishment : Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate






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