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SECTION 280 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Rash navigation of vessel


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 280 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 280 related FAQs
Whoever navigates any vessel in a manner so rash or negligent to endanger human life, or to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.



IPC 280 in Simple Words

According to section 280 of the Indian Penal Code, if anyone navigates a vessel in a reckless or negligent manner endangering human life or causing harm to others, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to six months, or a fine, or both.


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Offence : Navigating any vessel so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, etc.


Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who navigates a vessel in such a reckless or negligent manner as to endanger life or cause harm or injury to another person will be punished by imprisonment for up to six months or a fine of up to a thousand rupees.





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