SECTION 426 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for mischief

Last Updated: 01 Oct, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 426

According to section 426 of Indian penal code, Whoever commits mischief shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.

IPC 426 in Simple Words

If someone commits mischief, they can be punished with imprisonment up to three months, or fined, or both.

Offence : Mischief

Punishment : 3 Months or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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What offence is defined under IPC 426?

IPC 426 Offence: Mischief.

What is the punishment for IPC 426 Case?

The punishment for IPC 426 is 3 Months or Fine or Both.

Is IPC 426 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 426 is a Non-Cognizable.

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Is IPC 426 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 426 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 426 be tried?

IPC 426 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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