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SECTION 352 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 352 in Simple Words
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Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any person otherwise than on grave and sudden provocation given by that person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.



IPC 352 in Simple Words

Section 352 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone assaults or uses criminal force against another person without any serious and sudden provocation, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to three months, or a fine of up to five hundred rupees, or both.


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Offence : Assault or use of criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation


Punishment : 3 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who assaults or uses criminal violence to another person without a grave and sudden provocation from that person will be punished by imprisonment for up to three months or a fine of up to 500 rupees.





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