SECTION 411 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Dishonestly receiving stolen property

Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 411 in Simple Words
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  3. IPC Section 411 related FAQs

Whoever dishonestly receives or retains any stolen property, knowing or having reason to believe the same to be stolen property, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

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IPC 411 in Simple Words

If someone knowingly receives or keeps stolen property, while knowing or believing it to be stolen, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to three years, a fine or both.

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Offence : Dishonestly receiving stolen property knowing it to be stolen

Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate


Section 411 IPC deals with the offense of dishonestly receiving stolen property. Understand the penalties for knowingly possessing or retaining stolen items. Seek legal assistance on LawRato for Section 411 IPC cases.

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Anyone who dishonestly accepts or retains stolen property knowing or having reasonable grounds to believe that it is stolen, will be punished by imprisonment for up to three years or a fine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Section 411 of the CRPC?

He can refer any matter that he is handling to a Magistrate who is subordinate. He can also withdraw or recall any cases he has handed over to a Magistrate.

What is the landmark Judgement on 411 IPC?

The Supreme Court ruled that in order to convict under Section 411 IPC it is necessary to prove that the accused knew that the property involved was stolen. 7 Sept 2022

Is 379 411 IPC bailable or not?

The nature of section 379 IPC includes non-bailable and cognizable offenses, as well as non-compoundable offences that can be tried by the magistrate.

What is Section 511 of the IPC?

IPC Section 511: Punishment of attempting to commit an offence punishable by imprisonment for life, or any other type of imprisonment