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SECTION 422 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Dishonestly or fraudulently preventing debt being available for creditors


Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 422
  2. IPC 422 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 422 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 422

According to section 422 of Indian penal code, Whoever dishonestly or fraudulently prevents any debt or demand due to himself or to any other person from being made available according to law for payment of his debts or the debts of such other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 422 in Simple Words

If someone dishonestly prevents a debt or demand from being available for payment, either for themselves or someone else, they can be punished with imprisonment up to two years, or fined, or both.

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Offence : Fraudulently preventing from being made available for his creditors a debt or demand due to the offender


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





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What is the IPC section 422?

Whoever dishonestly or fraudulently prevents any debt or demand due to himself or to any other person from being made available according to law for payment of his debts or the debts of such other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, ...

What is IPC section 421?

IPC Section 421 - Dishonest or fraudulent removal or concealment of property to prevent distribution among creditors

What is Section 424 of the IPC?

Whoever dishonestly or fraudulently conceals or removes any property of himself or any other person, or dishonestly or fraudulently assists in the concealment or removal thereof, or dishonestly releases any demand or claim to which he is entitled, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term ...