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SECTION 428 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Mischief by killing or maiming animal of the value of ten rupees


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 428 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 428 related FAQs
Whoever commits mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any animals or animal of the value of the ten rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 428 in Simple Words

If someone intentionally harms or kills animals worth ten rupees or more, they can be punished with imprisonment up to two years, or fined, or both.


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Offence : Mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any animal of the value of 10 rupees or upwards


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who commits mischief, by killing, poisoning or maiming any animal or animal worth at least ten rupees, will be punished either with imprisonment for up to two years or a fine or both.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is under section 428 IPC?

The Indian Penal Code, Sections 428 & 429, makes it illegal to injure or maim any animal worth more than Rs 10 (or a similar amount). It is against the law to throw acid at cows. This is something that vegetable vendors do routinely.


What is Section 428 429 of the IPC?

The IPC Sections 428 and 429 punish all cruelty, including killing, poisoning, mutilating or making animals useless.


What is Section 429 IPC?

IPC Section 429. Mischief caused by the killing or injuring of cattle or animals of any value, or of any animal worth fifty rupees. Sunday, 17, Dec, 2023. Supreme Court.