SECTION 500 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for defamation



Description of IPC Section 500

According to section 500 of Indian penal code, 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


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



Offence : Defamation in any other case


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 500


What offence is defined under IPC 500?

IPC 500 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.


What is the punishment for IPC 500 Case?

The punishment for IPC 500 is Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 500 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 500 is a Non-Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 500 offence?

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Is IPC 500 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 500 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 500 be tried?

IPC 500 is tried in the court of Court of Session.


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