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SECTION 355 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person, otherwise than on grave provocation


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 355 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 355 related FAQs
Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any person, intending thereby to dishonour that 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 two years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 355 in Simple Words

Section 355 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone intentionally assaults or uses criminal force against another person to dishonor them, except in cases of serious and sudden provocation from that person, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to two years, or a fine, or both.


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Offence : Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour a person, otherwise than on grave and sudden provocation


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who assaults or uses criminal violence to any other person with the intention of dishonoring that person without a grave and sudden provocation from that person shall be punished by imprisonment for a period that may extend up to two years or if fine is not possible, both.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the IPC 355 in Indian Kanoon?

355. A person who is a victim of assault or criminal force, but not on the basis of grave provocation.


What is judgment in abridged form section 355?

The Abridged Forms of Judgment In Section 355 of 1973's Code of Criminal Procedure it is stipulated that the judgment of a Metropolitan Magistrates shall be in abridged format with the following details. If there is an appeal from the final order then a short statement of the reasons for the decision.


Is Section 354 a bailable?

IPC 354 is not a bailable offence. This means that an accused person cannot be released from jail without permission from the court. This offence is punishable by imprisonment of up two years, or imprisonment of up seven years. It can also be punished with a fine.


What is Section 353 of the IPC?

What is IPC section 353? IPC Section 353, which describes the obstructing of the duty of a Public Servant with the use criminal force and assault to prevent the public servant performing his task, will be charged as Section 353.