SECTION 347 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Wrongful confinement to extort property, or constrain to illegal act

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 347 in Simple Words
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Whoever wrongfully confines any person for the purpose of extorting from the person confined, or from any person interested in the person confined, any property or valuable security or of constraining the person confined or any person interested in such person to do anything illegal or to give any information which may facilitate the commission of an offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.

IPC 347 in Simple Words

Section 347 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who unlawfully confines a person with the intent of extorting property, valuable security, or compelling them to do something illegal or provide information for the commission of an offense can be punished with imprisonment for up to three years and may also be fined.

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Offence : Wrongful confinement for the purpose of extorting property, or constraining to an illegal act, etc.

Punishment : 3 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Section 347 of IPC?

IPC Section 347: Wrongful confinement in order to extort or force property or to commit an illegal act

What is the IPC case law 347?

Anyone who wrongfully confines a person with the intention of extorting property or valuable securities from that person, or from anyone interested in them, or for the purpose to force the person or person's interest to do something illegal or give information which could be harmful to the other person.

What is Section 348 of the IPC?

Anyone who wrongfully confines a person to extort confessions or information that may lead to the detection or misconduct of the person, or to constrain the person or anyone interested in them, is guilty of the offence.

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.