SECTION 388 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, etc



Description of IPC Section 388

According to section 388 of Indian penal code, Whoever commits extortion by putting any person in fear of an accusation against that person or any other, of having committed or attempted to commit any offence punishable with death, or with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, or of having attempted to induce any other person to commit such offence, shall shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine;

and, if the offence be one punishable under section 377 of this Code, may be punished with imprisonment for life.

Offence : Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 Years.


Punishment : 10 Years + Fine.


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : If the offence threatened be an unnatural offence


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 388


What offence is defined under IPC 388?

IPC 388 Offence: Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 Years..


What is the punishment for IPC 388 Case?

The punishment for IPC 388 is 10 Years + Fine..


Is IPC 388 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 388 is a Cognizable.


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Is IPC 388 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 388 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 388 be tried?

IPC 388 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.


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