SECTION 510 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Misconduct in public by a drunken person

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 510 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 510 related FAQs
Whoever, in a state of intoxication, appears in any public place, or in any place which it is a trespass in him to enter, and there conducts himself in such a manner as to cause annoyance to any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty-four hours, or with fine which may extend to ten rupees, or with both.

IPC 510 in Simple Words

If someone, while intoxicated, behaves in a way that annoys others in a public or restricted area, they can be punished with up to 24 hours of simple imprisonment, or a fine up to ten rupees, or both.

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Offence : Appearing in a public Place, etc., in a State of intoxication, and causing annoyance to any person

Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 24 hours or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

Intoxicated persons who appear in public places or enter areas that are illegal for them to do so, and conduct themselves in a way to annoy others, will be punished by simple imprisonment of up to 24 hours or a fine.

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