SECTION 377 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Unnatural offences

Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 377

According to section 377 of Indian penal code, Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Offence : Unnatural offences

Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

FAQ's on IPC Section 377

What offence is defined under IPC 377?

IPC 377 Offence: Unnatural offences.

What is the punishment for IPC 377 Case?

The punishment for IPC 377 is Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine.

Is IPC 377 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 377 is a Cognizable.

How to file/defend your case for IPC 377 offence?

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Is IPC 377 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 377 is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 377 be tried?

IPC 377 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.

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