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SECTION 434 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Mischief by destroying or moving, etc., a land-mark fixed by public authority


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 434 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 434 related FAQs
Whoever commits mischief by destroying or moving any land-mark fixed by the authority of a public servant, or by any act which renders such land-mark less useful as such, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 434 in Simple Words

If someone destroys or moves a land-mark set by a public servant or makes it less useful, they may be punished with imprisonment up to one year, or fined, or both.


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Offence : Mischief by destroying or moving, etc., a landmark fixed by public authority


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who commits mischief, by destroying or removing any land-mark placed by an official, or by doing anything that makes it less useful, will be punished by imprisonment for up to a year or a fine.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is 436 IPC in India?

According to section 436, the Indian penal code states that anyone who commits mischief with fire or explosive substances, knowing or intending to do so, will cause or be likely to cause the destruction or damage of any building used for worship, human habitation, or to house children.


What is IPC Act 430?

Definition of IPC Code 430 By damaging irrigation works or diverting the water in an unintended manner, mischief is caused.


What is under section 435?

IPC Section 435: Mischief with fire or explosive substance, intent to damage agricultural products or goods up to a value of 100 rupees or ten rupees (in the case of agricultural produce).