SECTION 368 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement, kidnapped or abducted person

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 368 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 368 related FAQs
Whoever, knowing that any person has been kidnapped or has been abducted, wrongfully conceals or confines such person, shall be punished in the same manner as if he had kidnapped or abducted such person with the same intention or knowledge, or for the same purpose as that with or for which he conceals or detains such person in confinement.

IPC 368 in Simple Words

In the Indian Penal Code, anyone who hides or keeps a kidnapped or abducted person against their will shall be punished as if they were the one who kidnapped or abducted the person with the same intent or knowledge.

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Offence : Concealing or keeping in confinement a kidnapped person

Punishment : As for Kidnapping or Abduction

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : As for Kidnapping or Abduction

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Section 368 of the IPC?

If a person is kidnapped, or has been abducted and the person wrongfully hides or confines that person, he will be punished the same way as if the person had abducted or kidnapped that person with the exact same intent or knowledge or with the same purpose.

What is the IPC 369 section?

Anyone who kidnaps or takes away a child under ten with the intent to steal anything movable from their person, will be punished by imprisonment in either category for a period that can extend up to seven years. They may also be fined.

What is Section 366?

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 up to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine.