SECTION 384 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for extortion

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 384 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 384 related FAQs
Whoever commits extortion shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

IPC 384 in Simple Words

According to section 384 of the Indian Penal Code, whoever commits extortion can be punished with imprisonment up to three years, or fined, or both.

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Offence : Extortion

Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

Description. Extortion is punishable by imprisonment, either in the form of a fine or a prison term that can extend up to three years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between IPC 383 and 384?

Extortion is defined in section 383 of IPC. The IPC defines extortion in Section 384, and attempts to commit extortion are punished under Section 385. Sections 386-389 contain much harsher penalties for aggravated extortion. 19 Mar 2023

What is Section 389 of the IPC?

Extortion is committed by putting a person on edge about being accused of an offense punishable by death, life imprisonment, or 10 years imprisonment.

What is the difference between 386 and 387 IPC?

Sections 386 & 387 are identical except that Section 386 already criminalizes extortion. Section 387 also includes additional elements like the fear of death or severe injury when extortion is not yet committed. 4 Dec 2022