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SECTION 380 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Theft in dwelling house, etc.


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 380 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 380 related FAQs
Whoever commits theft in any building, tent or vessel, which building, tent or vessel is used as a human dwelling, or used for the custody of property, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 380 in Simple Words

In the Indian Penal Code, if someone steals from a building, tent, or vessel used as a home or for keeping the property, they can be imprisoned for up to seven years and fined.

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Offence : Theft in a building, tent or vessel


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 380 of IPC?

Theft in a building, tent, or vessel that is used to house humans or to store property will be punished by imprisonment for up to seven years.


What is Section 380 of the CRPC?

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What is the difference between Section 379 and 380?

Section 379 IPC punishes theft with up to three-years in prison or a fine. The following sections contain more severe penalties for thefts in aggravating situations. Section 380 of IPC punishes theft in a tent, building or vessel that is used as a residence or habitation. 8 Feb 2022


What is IPC section 457?

Section 457: House-breaking or trespassing by night to commit an offence punishable by imprisonment.