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SECTION 424 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Dishonest or fraudulent removal or concealment of property


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 424 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 424 related FAQs
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 which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 424 in Simple Words

If someone dishonestly hides, takes away, or helps in hiding property, or fraudulently gives up a legitimate claim, they can be punished with imprisonment up to two years, or fined, or both.


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Offence : Fraudulent removal or concealment of property of himself or any other person or assisting in the doing thereof, or dishonestly releasing any demand or claim to which he is entitled


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who dishonestly, fraudulently, conceals or removes property belonging to him or another person, assists dishonestly, fraudulently, in concealing or removing such property, or dishonestly, fraudulently, releases any claim or demand that he has a right to, will be punished by imprisonment for either a period of time.





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