SECTION 509 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman



Description of IPC Section 509

Whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, utters any word, makes any sound or gesture, or exhibits any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that such gesture or object shall be seen, by such woman, or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and also with fine1.

1 Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013

Offence : Uttering any word or making any gesture intended to insult the modesty of a woman, etc.


Punishment : Simple imprisonment for 3 years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





FAQ's on IPC Section 509


What offence is defined under IPC 509?

IPC 509 Offence: Uttering any word or making any gesture intended to insult the modesty of a woman, etc..


What is the punishment for IPC 509 Case?

The punishment for IPC 509 is Simple imprisonment for 3 years + Fine.


Is IPC 509 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 509 is a Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 509 offence?

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Is IPC 509 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 509 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 509 be tried?

IPC 509 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.



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