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SECTION 67 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Imprisonment for non-payment of fine, when offence punishable with fine only


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 67
  2. IPC 67 in Simple Words

Description of IPC Section 67

According to section 67 of Indian penal code, If the offence be punishable with fine only, the imprisonment which the Court imposes in default of payment of the fine shall be simple, and the term for which the Court directs the offender to be imprisoned, in default of payment of fine, shall not exceed the following scale, that is to say,
for any term not exceeding two months when the amount of the fine shall not exceed fifty rupees,
and for any term not exceeding four months when the amount shall not exceed one hundred rupees,
and for any term not exceeding six months in any other case.



IPC 67 in Simple Words

In simple words, if the offense is punishable with a fine only, the imprisonment for non-payment of the fine will be simple and limited to a specific duration based on the amount of the fine.

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IPC Section 67 - Imprisonment for non-payment of fine, when offence punishable with fine only

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