SECTION 348 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Wrongful confinement to extort confession, or compel restoration of property


Description of IPC Section 348

Whoever wrongfully confines any person for the purpose of extorting from the person confined or any person interested in the person confined any confession or any information which may lead to the detection of an offence or misconduct, or for the purpose of constraining the person confined or any person interested in the person confined to restore or to cause the restoration of any property or valuable security or to satisfy any claim or demand, or to give information which may lead to the restoration of any property or valuable security, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Offence : Wrongful confinement for the purpose of extorting confession or information, or of compelling restoration of property etc.


Punishment : 3 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





FAQ's on IPC Section 348


What offence is defined under IPC 348?

IPC 348 Offence: Wrongful confinement for the purpose of extorting confession or information, or of compelling restoration of property etc..


What is the punishment for IPC 348 Case?

The punishment for IPC 348 is 3 Years + Fine.


Is IPC 348 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 348 is a Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 348 offence?

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Is IPC 348 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 348 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 348 be tried?

IPC 348 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.



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