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SECTION 508 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Act caused by inducing person to believe that he will be rendered an object of the Divine displeasure


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 508
  2. IPC 508 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 508 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 508

According to section 508 of Indian penal code, Whoever voluntarily causes or attempts to cause any person to do anything which that person is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do anything which he is legally entitled to do, by inducing or attempting to induce that person to believe that he or any person in whom he is interested will become or will be rendered by some act of the offender an object of Divine displeasure if he does not do the thing which it is the object of the offender to cause him to do, or if he does the thing which it is the object of the offender to cause him to omit, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 508 in Simple Words

If someone tries to make another person do something they are not legally obligated to do or refrain from something they are legally entitled to do by falsely claiming that divine displeasure will befall them or someone they care about, they can be punished with up to one year of imprisonment, a fine, or both.

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Section 508 of the IPC This section makes it a criminal offence to induce a person to believe that if he does not do a particular act, he will be punished by God. This offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term of up to two years, or with a fine, or with both.


Offence : Act caused by inducing a person to believe that he will be rendered an object of Divine displeasure


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





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What is Section 508 in India?

Whoever voluntarily causes or attempts to cause any person to do anything which that person is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do anything which he is legally entitled to do, by inducing or attempting to induce that person to believe that he or any person in whom he is interested will become or will be rendered ...

What is 508 law of India?

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What is Section 509 of IPC?

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