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SECTION 360 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Kidnapping from India


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 360
  2. IPC 360 in Simple Words

Description of IPC Section 360

According to section 360 of Indian penal code, Whoever conveys any person beyond the limits of India without the consent of that person, or of some person legally authorized to consent on behalf of that person, is said to kidnap that person from India.



IPC 360 in Simple Words

Section 360 of the Indian Penal Code says that taking a person outside India without their consent or the consent of someone authorized to consent on their behalf is considered kidnapping from India.

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Section 360: Kidnapping from India Whoever conveys any person beyond the limits of India without the consent of that person, or of some person legally authorised to consent on behalf of that person, is said to kidnap that person from India.




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What is the difference between Section 360 and 361 IPC?

Section 360 defines kidnapping from India, Section 361 defines kidnapping from lawful guardianship. The definition of abduction is given in Section 362 of IPC. As per section 360 and 361, the female kidnapped should be under 18 years of age and male kidnapped should be under 16 years of age. 18 Jan 2020

What is IPC 365?

Whoever kidnaps or abducts any person with intent to cause that person to be secretly and wrongfully confined, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.