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SECTION 386 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt


Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 386 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 386 related FAQs
Whoever commits extortion by putting any person in fear of death or of grievous hurt to that person or to any other, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 386 in Simple Words

According to section 386 of Indian penal code, Whoever commits extortion by putting any person in fear of death or of grievous hurt to that person or to any other, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


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Offence : extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt


Punishment : 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Extortion is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in either category, as well as a fine.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 386 of the Act?

The Fair Work Commission can deal with unfair dismissal cases involving "constructive dismissal" or, as the section states, a situation where an employee is forced to resign because of their employer's conduct or course of conduct.


Can magistrate grant bail in 386 IPC?

Punishment-Imprisonment for 7 years with fine - Cognizable-Non bailable - Triable by magistrate of the first class - Compounded by the owner of the property in respect of which the breach of trust has been committed with the permission of the court. 28 Feb 2022


What is the difference between 386 and 387 IPC?

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