SECTION 391 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Dacoity

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 391 in Simple Words
When five or more persons conjointly commit or attempt to commit a robbery, or where the whole number of persons conjointly committing or attempting to commit a robbery, and persons present and aiding such commission or attempt, amount to five or more, every person so committing, attempting or aiding, is said to commit “dacoity”.

IPC 391 in Simple Words

If five or more people together commit or attempt to commit a robbery, or if the total number of people involved (including those aiding) is five or more, it is called "dacoity" in the Indian Penal Code.

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Section 391 defines the term dacoity in this way: If five or more people commit or attempt to perpetrate a robbery together, or when all those present or aiding them to commit such a crime amount to five, then each person committing that act,...

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