SECTION 346 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Wrongful confinement in secret

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 346

According to section 346 of Indian penal code, Whoever wrongfully confines any person in such manner as to indicate an intention that the confinement of such person may not be known to any person interested in the person so confined, or to any public servant, or that the place of such confinement may not be known to or discovered by any such person or public servant as hereinbefore mentioned, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years in addition to any other punishment to which he may be liable for such wrongful confinement.

IPC 346 in Simple Words

Section 346 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who wrongfully confines a person in a way that indicates an intention to keep the confinement hidden from anyone concerned or from public servants can be punished with imprisonment for up to two years, in addition to any other applicable punishment for the wrongful confinement.

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Offence : Wrongful confinement in secret

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

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

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What offence is defined under IPC 346?

IPC 346 Offence: Wrongful confinement in secret.

What is the punishment for IPC 346 Case?

The punishment for IPC 346 is 2 Years in addition to imprisonment under any other section.

Is IPC 346 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 346 is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 346 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 346 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 346 be tried?

IPC 346 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.

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