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SECTION 326B IPC - Indian Penal Code - Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid, etc.[1]


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 326B
  2. IPC 326B in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 326B related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 326B

According to section 326B of Indian penal code, Whoever throws or attempts to throw acid on any person or attempts to administer acid to any person, or attempts to use any other means, with the intention of causing permanent or partial damage or deformity or bums or maiming or disfigurement or disability or grievous hurt to that person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than five years but which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



Explanations

  1. For the purposes of section 326A and this section, “acid” includes any substance which has acidic or corrosive character or burning nature, that is capable of causing bodily injury leading to scars or disfigurement or temporary or permanent disability.
  2. For the purposes of section 326A and this section, permanent or partial damage or deformity shall not be required to be irreversible.


IPC 326B in Simple Words

Section 326B of the Indian Penal Code punishes those who throw or attempt to throw acid on someone with the intent to cause severe harm, such as permanent damage, disfigurement, or grievous hurt, with imprisonment of 5 to 7 years and a fine. The definition of "acid" includes any substance that can cause bodily injury leading to scars or disability.

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under Section 326-B of the IPC, an offence is made out only if a person throws or attempts to throw 'acid' on another person, and not any other liquid or substance,u201d the Delhi High Court has held.


Offence : Voluntarily throwing or attempting to throw acid


Punishment : 5 to 7 years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-bailable


Triable : Court of Session





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What is the IPC amendment 326B?

326B: Whoever throws or attempts to throw acid on any person or attempts to administer acid to any person, or attempts to use any other means, with the intention of causing permanent of partial damage or deformity of burns or maiming or disfigurement or disability or grievous hurt to that person, shall be punished with ...

What is the difference between IPC 326A and 326B?

IPC 326A - causing grievous hurt by acid or Any explosive means. Illustration A attacks B with acid or fire bomb, etc in order to disfigure any parts of B's body. IPC 326B - voluntarily or attempting to throw acid or any explosives means. Illustration A attempts to throw an acid or firing cloth dipped with petrol on B. 20 May 2020

What is Section 326 IPC bare act?

Whoever, except in the case provided for by section 335, voluntarily causes grievous hurt by means of any instrument for shooting, stabbing or cutting, or any instrument which, used as a weapon of offence, is likely to cause death, or by means of fire or any heated substance, or by means of any poison or any corrosive ...