SECTION 409 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent



Description of IPC Section 409

Whoever, being in any manner entrusted with property, or with any dominion over property in his capacity of a public servant or in the way of his business as a banker, merchant, factor, broker, attorney or agent, commits criminal breach of trust in respect of that property, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Offence : Criminal breach of trust by public servant or by banker, merchant or agent, etc.


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 409


What offence is defined under IPC 409?

IPC 409 Offence: Criminal breach of trust by public servant or by banker, merchant or agent, etc..


What is the punishment for IPC 409 Case?

The punishment for IPC 409 is Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine.


Is IPC 409 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 409 is a Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 409 offence?

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Is IPC 409 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 409 is a Non-Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 409 be tried?

IPC 409 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.



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