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SECTION 345 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Wrongful confinement of person for whose liberation writ has been issued


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 345 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 345 related FAQs
Whoever keeps any person in wrongful confinement, knowing that a writ for the liberation of that person has been duly issued, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years in addition to any term of imprisonment to which he may be liable under any other section of this Chapter.



IPC 345 in Simple Words

Section 345 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone wrongfully keeps a person in confinement, knowing that a writ for their release has been issued, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to two years, in addition to any other punishment they may receive under different sections of this Chapter.


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Offence : Keeping any person in wrongful confinement, knowing that a writ has been issued for his liberation


Punishment : 2 Years in addition to imprisonment under any other section


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



The punishment for anyone who keeps a person in wrongful detention, knowing that the writ of liberation has been issued in due course, is imprisonment in either category for a period that can extend up to two years, in addition to any sentence of imprisonment that may apply to him under any other section.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 345 of the Civil Procedure Code?

When an offence described in Section 175, Section 178, Section 179, or Section 180 of the Indian Penal Code 45 of 1860 is committed before or in the presence of a Civil, Criminal, or Revenue Court, it may be necessary to detain the offender in custody.


What is Section 345 of the criminal procedure?

Article 345: Procedure for certain contempt cases The Court will record all the facts that constitute the offense, the statement made (if any), the findings and the sentence.


What is Section 346 of the IPC?

Anyone who wrongfully confines a person in a manner that indicates an intent to conceal the confinement from any interested parties, public servants, or the location of the confinement.