SECTION 502 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter


Description

Whoever sells or offers for sale any printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing that it contains such matter, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing it to contain such matter 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! Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing it to contain such matter 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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