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SECTION 390 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Robbery


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 390
  2. IPC 390 in Simple Words

Description of IPC Section 390

According to section 390 of Indian penal code, In all robbery there is either theft or extortion.

When theft is robbery — Theft is “robbery” if, in order to the committing of the theft, or in committing the theft, or in carrying away or attempting to carry away property obtained by the theft, the offender, for that end, voluntarily causes or attempts to cause to any person death or hurt or wrongful restraint, or fear of instant death or of instant hurt, or of instant wrongful restraint.

When extortion is robbery — Extortion is “robbery” if the offender, at the time of committing the extortion, is in the presence of the person put in fear, and commits the extortion by putting that person in fear of instant death, of instant hurt, or of instant wrongful restraint to that person or to some other person, and, by so putting in fear, induces the person, so put in fear then and there to deliver up the thing extorted.



IPC 390 in Simple Words

In the Indian Penal Code, robbery is defined as theft or extortion accompanied by causing fear of instant harm or wrongful restraint to a person.

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What is the punishment for Section 391 IPC?

- Whoever makes any preparation for committing dacoity, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

What is the IPC section for robbery?

Robbery is a criminal offense defined in Section 390 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Robbery is committed when a person takes or attempts to take property from another person in the following ways, according to the IPC: 1. By using or threatening to use force. 28 Feb 2023

What is Section 379 of the IPC?

Description. Whoever commits theft shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.