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SECTION 397 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Robbery or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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If, at the time of committing robbery or dacoity, the offender uses any deadly weapon, or causes grievous hurt to any person, so attempts to cause death or grievous hurt to any person, the imprisonment with which such offender shall be punished shall not be less than seven years.



IPC 397 in Simple Words

If a person commits robbery or dacoity while using a deadly weapon or causing grievous hurt, they will be punished with imprisonment of at least seven years.

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Offence : Robber or Dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt


Punishment : Rigorous Imprisonment for not less than 7 Years


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



The punishment for a robbery, dacoity or attempted robbery that uses a deadly weapon or inflicts grievous harm on a person is not less than seven-year imprisonment.





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