SECTION 294A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Keeping lottery office

Last Updated: 01 Dec, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Table of Contents

  1. Description of IPC Section 294A
  2. IPC 294A in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 294A related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 294A

According to section 294A of Indian penal code, Whoever keeps any office or place for the purpose of drawing any lottery not being a State lottery or a lottery authorised by the State Government, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.

And whoever publishes any proposal to pay any sum, or to deliver any goods, or to do or forbear doing anything for the benefit of any person, on any event or contingency relative or applicable to the drawing of any ticket, lot, number or figure in any such lottery shall be punished with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees.

IPC 294A in Simple Words

Section 294A of the Indian Penal Code deals with the punishment for keeping an illegal lottery office and publishing proposals related to unauthorized lotteries, with imprisonment up to six months or a fine, or both, for running the office, and a fine of up to one thousand rupees for publishing proposals.

Offence : Keeping a lottery office

Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

Offence : Publishing proposal relating to lotteries

Punishment : Fine

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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FAQ's on IPC Section 294A

What offence is defined under IPC 294A?

IPC 294A Offence: Keeping a lottery office.

What is the punishment for IPC 294A Case?

The punishment for IPC 294A is 6 Months or Fine or Both.

Is IPC 294A cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 294A is a Non-Cognizable.

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Is IPC 294A bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 294A is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 294A be tried?

IPC 294A is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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