SECTION 383 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Extortion

Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Table of Contents

  1. Description of IPC Section 383
  2. IPC 383 in Simple Words

Description of IPC Section 383

According to section 383 of Indian penal code, Whoever intentionally puts any person in fear of any injury to that person, or to any other, and thereby dishonestly induces the person so put in fear to deliver to any person any property, or valuable security or anything signed or sealed which may be converted into a valuable security, commits “extortion”.

IPC 383 in Simple Words

According to section 383 of the Indian Penal Code, whoever intentionally puts someone in fear of injury and thereby dishonestly forces them to give up property or valuable items commits "extortion."

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FAQ's on IPC Section 383

What is the section for blackmailing?

Extortion, as per section 384 IPC, is a serious crime in which an individual uses threats, intimidation, or blackmail to obtain money, property, or information from another person.

What is the punishment for 385 IPC?

Whoever, in order to the committing of extortion, puts any person in fear, or attempts to put any person in fear, of any injury, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Which IPC section is used for cheating?

Section 420 of the IPC, or IPC 420 as it is commonly known, deals with the act of cheating and dishonestly inducing the person deceived to deliver any property to any person, or to make, alter or destroy the whole or any part of a valuable security, or anything which is signed or sealed, capable of being converted into ...