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SECTION 327 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Voluntarily causing hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal to an act


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 327 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 327 related FAQs
Whoever voluntarily causes hurt, for the purpose of extorting from the sufferer, or from any person interested in the sufferer, any property or valuable security, or of constraining the sufferer or any person interested in such sufferer to do anything which is illegal or which may facilitate the commission of an offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 327 in Simple Words

Section 327 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone voluntarily causes hurt to another person with the purpose of extorting property, valuables, or compelling them to do something illegal or facilitate the commission of an offense, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to ten years, and may also be fined.

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Offence : Voluntarily causing hurt to extort property or a valuable security, or to constrain to do anything which is illegal or which may facilitate the commission of an offence


Punishment : 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Intentionally causing harm to obtain property, a valuable security or to force someone to do something illegal or that may facilitate an offense. Fine and imprisonment for 10 years.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 327 of the criminal Code?

Section 327 punishes the act of inflicting harm to obtain property or to force a victim to commit a criminal act. The offender could, for example, beat up a young child in order to get its father to pay him money. The offender can even force the victim, or someone connected to them, to commit a crime or facilitate one.


Is 327 a bailable offence?

Is 327 an offence that can be bailed out?