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SECTION 367 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to grievous hurt, slavery, etc.


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 367 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 367 related FAQs
Whoever kidnaps or abducts any person in order that such person may be subjected, or may be so disposed of as to be put in danger of being subjected to grievous hurt, or slavery, or to the unnatural lust of any person, or knowing it to be likely that such person will be so subjected or disposed of, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 367 in Simple Words

In the Indian Penal Code, anyone who kidnaps or abducts a person with the intention of subjecting them to grievous hurt, slavery, or unnatural lust, or if they know it's likely to happen, can be punished with imprisonment for up to ten years and fined.


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Offence : Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject a person to grievous hurt, slavery, etc.


Punishment : 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Section 367 of IPC?

Kidnapping or abduction of a person is wrongfully concealed or kept in confinement. If you know that a person has been abducted or kidnapped, then it is illegal to conceal or confine them. You can be sentenced to a maximum of seven years in prison and / or a fine.


What is under section 367?

Anyone who kidnaps or abducts a person to subject them to painful hurt or slavery or unnatural lust, or knows that it is likely that they will be, will be punished.


What is Section 366 of IPC?

Section 366: The section deals with acts that involve kidnapping a woman or abducting her with the intention of forcing her to marry someone against her will, or seducing her into illicit sexual relations. This act can lead to imprisonment of up to 10 years and a fine.