SECTION 405 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Criminal breach of trust

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 405

According to section 405 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being in any manner entrusted with property, or with any dominion over property, dishonestly misappropriates or converts to his own use that property, or dishonestly uses or disposes of that property in violation of any direction of law prescribing the mode in which such trust is to be discharged, or of any legal contract, express or implied, which he has made touching the discharge of such trust, or wilfully suffers any other person so to do, commits “criminal breach of trust”.

IPC 405 in Simple Words

When someone is entrusted with property but dishonestly misuses or converts it for their own benefit, it is considered "criminal breach of trust" according to section 405 of the Indian Penal Code.

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