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SECTION 503 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Criminal intimidation


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 503 in Simple Words
Whoever threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property, or to the person or reputation of any one in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause alarm to that person, or to cause that person to do any act which he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do any act which that person is legally entitled to do, as the means of avoiding the execution of such threat, commits criminal intimidation.



IPC 503 in Simple Words

Criminal intimidation is when someone threatens another with harm to their person, reputation, or property, intending to cause fear or coerce them into doing something they are not legally required to do or refraining from an act they have a legal right to do.


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Criminal Intimidation falls under the Section 503 of IPC. Section 503 defines an act as an offense when someone threatens another with harm to their reputation, property, or physical injury.





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