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


Description

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






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