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SECTION 400 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for belonging to gang of dacoits


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 400 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 400 related FAQs
Whoever, at any time after the passing of this Act, shall belong to a gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing dacoity, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 400 in Simple Words

If someone belongs to a gang of people who are associated for the habitual purpose of committing dacoity, they can be punished with imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for up to ten years, and fined.


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Offence : Belonging to a gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing Dacoity


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or Rigorous Imprisonment for 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the case law of Section 400 IPC?

Anyone who, after the passage of this Act belongs to a group of people associated with the intention of committing dacoity on a regular basis, will be punished by imprisonment for life or with a rigorous prison term that can extend up to ten year, as well as a fine.


What is Section 401?

Anyone who, after the passage of this Act belongs to a wandering gang or any other group of people associated with the intention of committing thefts or robberies, but is not a gang made up of thugs, dacoits or any such gang, will be punished by rigorous imprisonment, which can extend to a maximum of seven years.


What is Section 408 of IPC?

According to Section 408 of Indian Penal Code, the punishment for criminal breach of trust by a clerk or servant is imprisonment up to seven-years and a possible fine.