SECTION 500 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for defamation


Description

Whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Defamation against the President or the Vice-president or the Governor of a State or Administrator of a Union Territory or a Minister in respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public functions when instituted upon a complaint made by the Public Prosecutor! Defamation in any other case!


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both! Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both!


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable! Non-Cognizable!


Bail : Bailable! Bailable!


Triable : Court of Session! Magistrate First Class!






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