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SECTION 432 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Mischief by causing inundation or obstruction to public drainage attended with damage


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 432 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 432 related FAQs
Whoever commits mischief by doing any act which causes or which he knows to be likely to cause an inundation or an obstruction to any public drainage attended with injury or damage, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 432 in Simple Words

If someone intentionally causes flooding or obstruction to public drainage resulting in injury or damage, they may be punished with imprisonment up to five years, or fined, or both.


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Offence : Mischief by causing inundation or obstruction to public drainage attended with damage


Punishment : 5 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 432 of the IPC?

Anyone who commits mischief, by doing anything that causes, or is likely to cause, an inundation, obstruction, or injury to any public drainage, will be punished either with imprisonment for up to five years or with a fine or both.


What is Article 432?

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What is Section 433 of the IPC?

Anyone who commits mischief, by destroying, moving, or removing any lighthouse or other light that is used as a navigational guide, any buoy, sea-marks, or anything else placed to guide navigators or by doing any act that renders such a lighthouse, buoy, or other thing less useful for navigators shall be punished.


What is Section 431 of the IPC?

Anyone who commits mischief, by performing any act that renders, or is likely to render, any public road or bridge, navigable rivers or navigable channels, whether natural or artificially, impassable, or less safe to travel or transport property, will be punished either with a period of imprisonment or a fine, or both, for...