SECTION 408 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant

Last Updated: 01 Oct, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 408

According to section 408 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being a clerk or servant or employed as a clerk or servant, and being in any manner entrusted in such capacity with property, or with any dominion over property, commits criminal breach of trust in respect of that 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 408 in Simple Words

If a clerk or servant, entrusted with property, betrays that trust and commits criminal breach of trust, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to seven years, along with a fine.

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Offence : Criminal breach of trust by a clerk or servant

Punishment : 7 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

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FAQ's on IPC Section 408

What offence is defined under IPC 408?

IPC 408 Offence: Criminal breach of trust by a clerk or servant.

What is the punishment for IPC 408 Case?

The punishment for IPC 408 is 7 Years + Fine.

Is IPC 408 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 408 is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 408 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 408 is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 408 be tried?

IPC 408 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.

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