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SECTION 436 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent destroy house, etc.


Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 436
  2. IPC 436 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 436 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 436

According to section 436 of Indian penal code, Whoever commits mischief by fire or any explosive substance, intending to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause the destruction of any building which is ordinarily used as a place of worship or as a human dwelling or as a place for the custody of property, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 436 in Simple Words

If someone intentionally causes damage to any building used as a place of worship, human dwelling, or property storage using fire or explosive substance, they may be punished with imprisonment for life or up to ten years and may also be fined.

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Offence : Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house etc.


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life, or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session





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What is the IPC section 436?

Whoever commits mischief by fire or any explosive substance, intending to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause the destruction of any building which is ordinarily used as a place of worship or as a human dwelling or as a place for the custody of property, shall be punished with imprisonment for ...

What is Section 436 of the Code of criminal Procedure?

According to Section 436(1) of the CrPC, if the alleged crime is bailable, the accused is entitled to bail as a matter of right, either before the police officer or before the Magistrate's court (if the case is forwarded to the Magistrate's court). Bail for bailable offences is a right, not a favour. 23 Dec 2022

How do I get bail in 436 IPC?

(1) When any person other than a person accused of a non- bailable offence is arrested or detained without warrant by an officer in charge of a police station, or appears or is brought before a Court, and is prepared at any time while in the custody of such officer or at any stage of the proceeding before such Court to ...

What is Section 437 of the IPC?

Whoever commits mischief to any decked vessel or any vessel of a burden of twenty tons or upwards, intending to destroy or render unsafe, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby destroy or render unsafe, that vessel, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten ...