SECTION 354A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment [1]



Description of IPC Section 354A

According to section 354A of Indian penal code,

  1. A man committing any of the following acts?
    1. physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures; or
    2. a demand or request for sexual favours; or
    3. showing pornography against the will of a woman; or
    4. making sexually coloured remarks, shall be guilty of the offence of sexual harassment.
  2. Any man who commits the offence specified in clause (i) or clause (ii) or clause (iii) of sub-section (1) shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
  3. Any man who commits the offence specified in clause (iv) of sub-section (1) shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Sexual harassment of the nature of unwelcome physical contact and advances or a demand or request for sexual favours or showing pornography


Punishment : Upto 3 years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Offence : Sexual harassment of the nature of making sexually coloured remark


Punishment : Upto 1 year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





FAQ's on IPC Section 354A


What offence is defined under IPC 354A?

IPC 354A Offence: Sexual harassment of the nature of unwelcome physical contact and advances or a demand or request for sexual favours or showing pornography.


What is the punishment for IPC 354A Case?

The punishment for IPC 354A is Upto 3 years or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 354A cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 354A is a Cognizable.


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Is IPC 354A bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 354A is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 354A be tried?

IPC 354A is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.


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