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SECTION 311 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 311
  2. IPC 311 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 311 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 311

According to section 311 of Indian penal code, Whoever is a thug, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 311 in Simple Words

Section 311 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who is a thug can be punished with life imprisonment and may also be fined.

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Section 311 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Punishment of a thug. It is under CHAPTER XVI (OF OFFENCESAFFECTINGTHE HUMAN BODY) of the Code. Whoever is a thug, shall be punished with 1 [imprisonment for life], and shall also be liable to fine.


Offence : OffencePunishment


Punishment : Being a thug


Cognizance : Imprisonment for life and Fine


Bail : Cognizable


Triable : Non-Bailable





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What is the law of Section 311?

Description. Whoever is a thug, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.

What is Section 313 of the IPC?

Section 313 of the Indian Penal Code defines non-consensual miscarriage as causing a miscarriage without the woman's consent. The punishment for this offence is imprisonment for life or imprisonment for up to 10 years, along with a possible fine. The burden of proof lies with the accused to prove their innocence.