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SECTION 459 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Grievous hurt caused whilst committing lurking house-trespass or house-breaking


Last Updated: 01 Jul, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 459 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 459 related FAQs
Whoever, whilst committing lurking house-trespass or house-breaking, causes grievous hurt to any person or attempts to cause death or grievous hurt to any person, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 459 in Simple Words

If someone causes serious injury to any person or attempts to cause death or serious harm while committing lurking house-trespass or house-breaking, they can be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment for up to ten years, and may also be fined.


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Offence : Grievous hurt caused whilst committing lurking house-trespass or house-breaking


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



Anyone who, while committing lurking trespass, house-breaking or injuring another person with grievous harm or attempting to do so, is punished by imprisonment for life or for any other term up to 10 years. They are also liable for criminal prosecution.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 460 of the IPC?

If, at the time the lurking house trespass or house breaking by night is committed, the person who commits the offence willfully causes or attempts to cause death to another person or grave injury to anyone, then all those involved in the crime are jointly responsible.


What is IPC section 457?

Section 457: House-breaking or trespassing by night to commit an offence punishable by imprisonment.


Is 449 IPC bailable?

Is 449 IPC bailable


What is criminal trespass and house-breaking IPC?

The definition of house-trespassing in Section 442 is as follows: The IPC section 448 provides punishment for house trespass. The punishment for house trespass is outlined in section 448 of the IPC.