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



Description of IPC Section 389

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.


Punishment : 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : If the offence be an unnatural offence


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 389


What offence is defined under IPC 389?

IPC 389 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..


What is the punishment for IPC 389 Case?

The punishment for IPC 389 is 10 Years + Fine.


Is IPC 389 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 389 is a Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 389 offence?

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Is IPC 389 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 389 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 389 be tried?

IPC 389 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.



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