SECTION 389 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Putting person in fear or accusation of offence, in order to commit extortion


Whoever, in order to the committing of extortion, puts or attempts to put any person in fear of an accusation, against that person or any other, of having committed, or attempted to commit, an offence punishable with death or with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, 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 punishable under section 377 of this Code, may be punished with imprisonment for life.

Offence : Putting a person in fear of accusation of an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 Years in order to commit extortion.! If the offence be an unnatural offence!

Punishment : 10 Years + Fine! Imprisonment for Life!

Cognizance : Cognizable! Cognizable!

Bail : Bailable! Bailable!

Triable : Magistrate First Class! Magistrate First Class!

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