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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 Dec, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 428
  2. IPC 428 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 428 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 428

According to section 428 of Indian penal code, 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.

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





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FAQ's on IPC Section 428


What offence is defined under IPC 428?

IPC 428 Offence: Mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any animal of the value of 10 rupees or upwards.


What is the punishment for IPC 428 Case?

The punishment for IPC 428 is 2 Years or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 428 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 428 is a Cognizable.


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Is IPC 428 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 428 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 428 be tried?

IPC 428 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.


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