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SECTION 385 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion


Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 385 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 385 related FAQs
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.



IPC 385 in Simple Words

According to section 385 of the Indian Penal Code, if someone tries to put a person in fear of any injury in order to commit extortion, they can be punished with imprisonment up to two years, or fined, or both.


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Offence : Putting or attempting to put in fear of injury, in order to commit extortion


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who, to commit extortion by putting anyone in fear or attempting to put someone in fear of injury, is punished with either imprisonment for a period that may be extended to two years or with a fine or both.





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Frequently Asked Questions


Is 385 IPC compoundable?

Section 385 of the IPC This offence can be tried by any magistrate. This offence cannot be compounded. This offence is not compoundable.


What is the IPC 385 in Hindi?

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What is the difference between 384 and 385 IPC?

Section 384 defines the penalty for extortion. Section 385 describes the punishment for the attempt at extortion. Sections 386-389 contain much harsher penalties for aggravated forms. 19 Mar 2023


What is Section 383 and 385 of the IPC?

Sections 383-389 of the IPC contain laws relating to extortion. The section 383 of the IPC contains a definition of "Extortion". Section 384 IPC contains extortion penalties, while Section 385 IPC includes the punishments for attempting to commit extortion. 25 May 2018