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


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 405 in Simple Words
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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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 405 of the IPC?

According to Section 405, IPC, criminal breach of trust is defined as: Whoever has been entrusted in any way with property or any dominion of property dishonestly misappropriates, converts that property for his own use, or dishonestly disposes or uses that property in violation any law prescribing...


What is the IPC 406?

Definition of section 406 of the IPC The punishment for criminal breach is described in section 406 of IPC. Criminal breach of trust is punishable by either imprisonment for up to three years or fines.


What is Section 404 of IPC?

According to Section 404, the Indian penal code, anyone who dishonestly misappropriates, or converts property to his use, knowing that the property belonged to a deceased individual at the time that the person died, and that it has not been in possession by any other person legally entitled to that possession since, is guilty of criminal offense.