SECTION 292 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc.



Description of IPC Section 292

According to section 292 of Indian penal code,

  • For the purposes of sub-section (2), a book, pamphlet, paper, writing, drawing, painting representation, figure or any other object, shall be deemed to be obscene if it is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest or if its effect, or (where it comprises two or more distinct items) the effect of any one of its items, is, if taken as a whole, such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it.
  • Whoever:
    1. sells, lets to hire, distributes, publicly exhibits or in any manner puts into circulation, or for purposes of sale, hire, distribution, public exhibition or circulation, makes, reduces or has in his possession any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation or figure or any other obscene object whatsoever, or
    2. imports, exports or conveys any obscene object for any of the purposes aforesaid, or knowing or having reason to believe that such object will be sold, let to hire, distributed or publicly exhibited or in any manner put into circulation, or
    3. takes part in or receives profits from any business in the course of which he knows or has reason to believe that any such obscene objects are, for any of the purposes aforesaid, made, produced, purchased, kept, imported, exported, conveyed, publicly exhibited or in any manner put into circulation, or
    4. advertises or makes known by any means whatsoever that any person is engaged or is ready to engage in any act which is an offence under this section, or that any such obscene object can be procured from or through any person, or
    5. offers or attempts to do any act which is an offence under this section, shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, and with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, and, in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, and also with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees.
  • Offence : Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc.


    Punishment : First conviction 2 Years + Fine, then 5 Years + Fine


    Cognizance : Cognizable


    Bail : Bailable


    Triable : Any Magistrate





    FAQ's on IPC Section 292


    What offence is defined under IPC 292?

    IPC 292 Offence: Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc. .


    What is the punishment for IPC 292 Case?

    The punishment for IPC 292 is First conviction 2 Years + Fine, then 5 Years + Fine.


    Is IPC 292 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

    IPC 292 is a Cognizable.


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    Is IPC 292 bailable or non-bailable offence?

    IPC 292 is a Bailable offence.


    In what court can IPC 292 be tried?

    IPC 292 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.


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