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SECTION 399 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Making preparation to commit dacoity


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 399
  2. IPC 399 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 399 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 399

According to section 399 of Indian penal code, 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.



IPC 399 in Simple Words

If someone prepares to commit dacoity, they can be punished with rigorous imprisonment for up to ten years and fined.

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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.


Offence : Making preparation to commit Dacoity


Punishment : Rigorous Imprisonment for 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session





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Is Section 399 of IPC bailable?

IPC 399 deals with preparation for dacoity. It is an non bailable offence but there is discretion upon judge to grant bail if you make it proper grounds. 1 Dec 2023

What is the IPC 399 and 402?

Preparation and Assembling to Commit Dacoity - Sections 399 and 402 IPC. Under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC), ordinarily, mere preparation to commit an offence is not punishable. However there are three situations provided in the IPC in which mere preparation to commit an offence is severely punishable.

What is Section 397 IPC?

Section 397 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) deals with the offence of robbery or dacoity with an attempt to cause death or grievous hurt. It is a serious criminal offence and is meant to address acts of violence and theft.

What is under section 398?

Description. If, at the time of attempting to commit robbery or dacoity, the offender is armed with any deadly weapon, the imprisonment with which such offender shall be punished shall not be less than seven years.