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SECTION 374 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Unlawful compulsory labour


Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 374 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 374 related FAQs
Whoever unlawfully compels any person to labour against the will of that person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 374 in Simple Words

In the Indian Penal Code, anyone who forces a person to work against their will can be punished with imprisonment for up to one year, a fine, or both.


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Offence : Unlawful compulsory labour


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who unlawfully forces another person to work against their will is punished by either imprisonment for a period of up to one year or a fine or both.





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