SECTION 342 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for wrongful confinement

Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 342

According to section 342 of Indian penal code, Whoever wrongfully confines any person shall be punished with simple imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

Offence : Wrongfully confining any person

Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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What offence is defined under IPC 342?

IPC 342 Offence: Wrongfully confining any person.

What is the punishment for IPC 342 Case?

The punishment for IPC 342 is 1 Year or Fine or Both.

Is IPC 342 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 342 is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 342 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 342 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 342 be tried?

IPC 342 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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