SECTION 491 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Breach of contract to attend on and supply wants of helpless persons



Description of IPC Section 491

According to section 491 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being bound by a lawful contract to attend on or to supply the wants of any person who, by reason of youth, or of unsoundness of mind, or of a disease or bodily weakness, is helpless or incapable of providing for his own safety or of supplying his own wants, voluntarily omits so to do, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both.

Offence : Being bound to attend on or supply the wants of a person who is helpless from youth, unsoundness of mind or disease, and voluntarily omitting to do so


Punishment : 3 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





FAQ's on IPC Section 491


What offence is defined under IPC 491?

IPC 491 Offence: Being bound to attend on or supply the wants of a person who is helpless from youth, unsoundness of mind or disease, and voluntarily omitting to do so.


What is the punishment for IPC 491 Case?

The punishment for IPC 491 is 3 Months or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 491 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 491 is a Non-Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 491 offence?

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Is IPC 491 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 491 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 491 be tried?

IPC 491 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.


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