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SECTION 284 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Negligent conduct with respect to poisonous substance


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 284 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 284 related FAQs
Whoever does, with any poisonous substance, any act in a manner so rash or negligent as to endanger human life, or to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any person, or knowingly or negligently omits to take such order with any poisonous substance in his possession as is sufficient to guard against probable danger to human life from such poisonous substance, 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 284 in Simple Words

According to section 284 of the Indian Penal Code, if someone handles a poisonous substance in a reckless or negligent manner, endangering human life or causing harm to others, or fails to take necessary precautions with such a substance to prevent such dangers, they can be punished with imprisonment of up to six months, a fine of up to one thousand rupees, or both.


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Offence : Dealing with any poisonous substance so as to endanger human life, etc.


Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who, in the possession of a poisonous substance, acts in a way that is so reckless or negligent that it could endanger life or cause injury or harm to another person or fails to follow the proper procedure to protect against a probable danger, knowingly or negligently, is liable for a fine.





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