SECTION 404 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Dishonest misappropriation of property possessed by deceased person at the time of his death



Description of IPC Section 404

According to section 404 of Indian penal code, Whoever dishonestly misappropriates or converts to his own use property, knowing that such property was in the possession of a deceased person at the time of that person?s decease, and has not since been in the possession of any person legally entitled to such possession, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine, and if the offender at the time of such person?s decease was employed by him as a clerk or servant, the imprisonment may extend to seven years.

Offence : Dishonest misappropriation of property, knowing that it was in possession of a deceased person at his death, and that it has not since been in the possession of any person legally entitled to it


Punishment : 3 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : If by clerk or person employed by deceased


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 404


What offence is defined under IPC 404?

IPC 404 Offence: Dishonest misappropriation of property, knowing that it was in possession of a deceased person at his death, and that it has not since been in the possession of any person legally entitled to it.


What is the punishment for IPC 404 Case?

The punishment for IPC 404 is 3 Years + Fine.


Is IPC 404 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 404 is a Non-Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 404 offence?

Use LawRato for filing/defending your case under IPC 404 with the help of best criminal lawyers near you.


Is IPC 404 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 404 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 404 be tried?

IPC 404 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.


Related Topics