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

Last Updated: 01 Oct, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 456

According to section 456 of Indian penal code, 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.

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

Punishment : 3 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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What offence is defined under IPC 456?

IPC 456 Offence: Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night.

What is the punishment for IPC 456 Case?

The punishment for IPC 456 is 3 Years + Fine.

Is IPC 456 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 456 is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 456 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 456 is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 456 be tried?

IPC 456 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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