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SECTION 407 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Criminal breach of trust by carrier, etc.


Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 407
  2. IPC 407 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 407 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 407

According to section 407 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being entrusted with property as a carrier, wharfinger or warehouse-keeper, commits criminal breach of trust, in respect of such property, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 407 in Simple Words

If a carrier, wharfinger, or warehouse-keeper betrays the trust placed in them and commits criminal breach of trust with the property they were entrusted with, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to seven years, along with a fine.

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Anyone who, as a warehouse-keeper or wharfinger, is entrusted to look after property, commits criminal breaches of trust in relation to such property will be punished by imprisonment for up to seven years.


Offence : Criminal breach of trust by a carrier, wharfinger, etc.


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





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What is under Section 407 of criminal Procedure Code?

The Karnataka High Court ruled that Section 407 does not allow criminal cases to be transferred from one court within the state based solely on allegations by the accused of apprehensions of injustice. 22 Sept 2023


What is Section 407 of MS Act?

(1) No ship, other than an Indian vessel or a ship chartered or owned by a citizen or resident of India, shall be allowed to engage in the Indian coasting trade without a license granted by the Director.


What is criminal breach of trust in 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...