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SECTION 454 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 454 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 454 related FAQs
Whoever commits lurking house-trespass or house-breaking, in order to the committing of any offence punishable with imprisonment, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine; and if the offence intended to be committed is theft, the term of the imprisonment may be extended to ten years.



IPC 454 in Simple Words

If someone commits lurking house-trespass or house-breaking with the intention of committing any punishable offense, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to three years and may also be fined; if the intended offense is theft, the imprisonment term can be extended to ten years.


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Offence : Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to the commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment


Punishment : 3 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Offence : If the offence be theft


Punishment : 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



If the intended offence is theft, then the person who commits the lurking house-trespass, or house-breaking in order to commit an offence punishable by imprisonment, will be subject to imprisonment for up to three years.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 445 of the IPC?

He enters or leaves the house by opening a lock to commit a house-trespass or to leave the house following a house trespass. He enters or leaves the house by using criminal force, committing an attack or threatening anyone with assault.


What is 457 IPC?

Section 457 of the Indian Penal Code: Lurking house-trespassing or house-breaking at night to commit an offence punishable by imprisonment. 1 Dec 2023


What is Section 455 of the IPC?

Anyone who commits lurking house trespass or house breaking, with the intention of harming or assaulting another person or wrongfully restraint any other person or putting them in fear, will be punished by imprisonment for either one or two years.