SECTION 442 IPC - Indian Penal Code - House-trespass

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 442 in Simple Words
Whoever commits criminal trespass by entering into or remaining in any building, tent or vessel used as a human dwelling or any building used as a place for worship, or as a place for the custody of property, is said to commit “house-trespass”.

IPC 442 in Simple Words

House-trespass occurs when a person unlawfully enters or stays in a dwelling place, place of worship, or a place used for keeping belongings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Section 442 of the IPC?

House-trespass is committed by anyone who enters or remains in a building, tent, vessel or place of worship that has been used for human habitation, as well as any building that was used for property custody or for worship.

What is Section 443 of IPC?

Description. Looming house-trespass is committed by someone who conceals a house-trespass in order to avoid being identified or removed from a building, tent, or vessel.

What is the punishment for IPC 441?

Punishment for trespassing on a house. House-trespassers are punished by either imprisonment for up to three years or fines.

Is Section 452 IPC bailable or not?

Punishment under Section 452 IPC This offence can be tried by any magistrate, is not bailable and does not require a judge to decide it. This offence does not fall under the category of compoundable offenses. 21 February 2022