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SECTION 387 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 387 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 387 related FAQs
Whoever in order to the committing of extortion, puts or attempts to put 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 seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 387 in Simple Words

According to section 387 of the Indian Penal Code, if someone attempts to extort from another person by putting them in fear of death or grievous hurt, they can be punished with imprisonment up to seven years and may also be fined.

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Offence : Putting or attempting to put a person in fear of death or grievous hurt in order to commit extortion


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



In order to commit extortion, anyone who puts or attempts put another person in fear of serious harm or death, or tries to do so, will be punished by imprisonment for up to seven years. They may also be fined.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 386 and 387 of the IPC?

Extortion occurs when someone is made to fear serious injury or death. Section 386 already covers extortion. The IPC Section 387 deals with the planning of extortion, which is when someone tries to make someone fear death or great harm. 4 Dec 2022


What is the IPC 307?

The IPC section 307 prescribes the punishment for attempted murder. If the victim is injured, the maximum penalty is life imprisonment. 29 Nov 2023


What is Section 389 of the IPC?

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


What is Section 384 IPC in India?

Section 384 of the IPC states that anyone who commits or performs extortion will be punished with either imprisonment for a period of up to three years or a fine or both. This punishment is also based on the facts as per section 384.