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SECTION 455 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint


Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 455
  2. IPC 455 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 455 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 455

According to section 455 of Indian penal code, Whoever commits lurking house-trespass, or house-breaking, having made preparation for causing hurt to any person, or for assaulting any person, or for wrongfully restraining any person, or for putting any person in fear of hurt or of assault or of wrongful restraint, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description or a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 455 in Simple Words

If someone commits lurking house-trespass or house-breaking, with prior preparation to cause harm, assault, wrongfully restrain, or threaten anyone, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to ten years, and may also be fined.

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Whoever commits lurking house-trespass, or house-breaking, having made preparation for causing hurt to any person, or for assaulting any person, or for wrongfully restraining any person, or for putting any person in fear of hurt or of assault or of wrongful restraint, shall be punished with imprisonment of either ...


Offence : Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking after preparation made for causing hurt, assault, etc.


Punishment : 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





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FAQ's on IPC Section 455

What is Section 455 of the CRPC?

Section 455 Destruction of libellous and other matter Section 455 talks about competent court ordering destruction of copies of all such things which are related to the convictions made in accordance with Sections 292, 293, 501 or 502 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. 13 Apr 2023

What is Section 456 of IPC?

Whoever commits lurking house-trespass by night, or house-breaking by night, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.

What is Section 445 of the IPC house-breaking?

Housebreaking can happen in six different ways, according to Section 445 of the IPC: 1. Through a passage made by the intruder himself ; 2. Through any passage not used by anyone else; 3. Through any passage opened for the purpose of committing housebreaking but not intended to be open; 4. 22 Mar 2023

What is IPC section 457?

Section 457: Lurking house trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment - Indian Penal Code.