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SECTION 456 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 456 in Simple Words
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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.



IPC 456 in Simple Words

If someone commits lurking house-trespass by night or house-breaking by night, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to three years, and may also be fined.


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Offence : Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night


Punishment : 3 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who commits a lurking house-trespass or a house-breaking at night will be punished by imprisonment for up to three years. They may also be fined.





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