INDIAN KANOON SECTION 334 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Voluntarily causing hurt on provocation


Description

Whoever voluntarily causes hurt on grave and sudden provocation, if he neither intends nor knows himself to be likely to cause hurt to any person other than the person who gave the provocation, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.


Applicable Offences

Voluntarily causing hurt on grave and sudden provocation, not intending to hurt any other than the person who gave the provocation

Punishment - 1 Month or Fine or Both

This is a Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and triable by Any Magistrate

This offence is compoundable by The person to whom the hurt is caused .

1. If an offence is cognizable, police has the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court. Otherwise police does not have the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and an investigation cannot be initiated without a court order.

2. If an offience is bailable, police has the authority to release the accused on bail on getting the defined surety amount along with a duly filled bail bond at the concerned police station. Otherwise arrested person has to apply for bail before a magistrate or court

3. If an offence is compoundable, a compromise can be done between the accused and the victim, and a trial can be avoided. Otherwise, No compromise is allowed between the accused and the victim except under certain situations, where the High Court or the Supreme Court have the authority for quashing a matter.


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