SECTION 287 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Negligent conduct with respect to machinery

Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 287 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 287 related FAQs
Whoever does, with any machinery, any act so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life or to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person, or knowingly or negligently omits to take such order with any machinery in his possession or under his care as is sufficient to guard against any probable danger to human life from such machinery, 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 287 in Simple Words

According to section 287 of the Indian Penal Code, if someone operates machinery in a reckless or negligent manner, endangering human life or causing harm to others, or fails to take necessary precautions with machinery 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 : So dealing with any machinery

Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Section 287 of IPC?

Anyone who, while using any machine, acts in a way that is reckless or negligent enough to put human life at risk or cause injury or harm to another person. Or, knowingly or negligently fails to follow the proper procedure with machinery he has or cares for to protect against any possible danger.

What is Section 288 of IPC?

IPC Section 288 Negligent conduct in relation to tearing down or repairing structures

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