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INDIAN KANOON SECTION 496 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriage

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    Whoever, dishonestly or with a fraudulent intention, goes through the ceremony of being married, knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.


    Applicable Offences

    A person with fraudulent intention going through the ceremony of being married knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married
    Punishment - 7 Years + Fine
    This is a Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and triable by Magistrate First Class

    This offence in NOT compoundable.


    1.If an offence is cognizable, police has the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court. Otherwise police does not have the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and an investigation cannot be initiated without a court order.

    2.If an offience is bailable, police has the authority to release the accused on bail on getting the defined surety amount along with a duly filled bail bond at the concerned police station. Otherwise arrested person has to apply for bail before a magistrate or court

    3. If an offence is compoundable, a compromise can be done between the accused and the victim, and a trial can be avoided. Otherwise, No compromise is allowed between the accused and the victim except under certain situations, where the High Court or the Supreme Court have the authority for quashing a matter.

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