SECTION 373 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Buying minor for purposes of prostitution, etc.

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 373

According to section 373 of Indian penal code, Whoever buys, hires or otherwise obtains possession of any person under the age of eighteen years with intent that such person shall at any age be employed or used for the purpose of prostitution or illicit intercourse with any person or for any unlawful and immoral purpose, or knowing it to be likely that such person will at any age be employed or used for any such purpose, 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 373 in Simple Words

In the Indian Penal Code, anyone who acquires a person under 18 years of age with the intention of using them for prostitution, illicit intercourse, or any unlawful and immoral purpose, can be punished with imprisonment for up to ten years and fined.

Offence : Buying or obtaining possession of a minor for the same purposes

Punishment : 10 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Court of Session

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What offence is defined under IPC 373?

IPC 373 Offence: Buying or obtaining possession of a minor for the same purposes.

What is the punishment for IPC 373 Case?

The punishment for IPC 373 is 10 Years + Fine.

Is IPC 373 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 373 is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 373 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 373 is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 373 be tried?

IPC 373 is tried in the court of Court of Session.

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