FIRST SCHEDULE
Sections 2(1), 9(2) and (3), 153(1) and (3) and 226(5)
Tabular statement of offences under the Penal Code
Explanatory Notes. (1)  The entries in the second and sixth columns of this Schedule, headed respectively “Offence” and “Maximum punishment under the Penal Code” are not intended as definitions of the offences and punishments described in the several corresponding sections of the Penal Code, or even as abstracts of those sections, but merely as references to the subject of the section, the number of which is given in the first column. In the case of many offences punishable by fine the maximum fine is limited by the Penal Code; such offences are in the sixth column marked*.
(2)  The entries in the third column of this Schedule are not intended in any way to restrict the powers of arrest without warrant which may be lawfully exercised by police officers.
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Penal Code Section
Offence
Whether the police may ordinarily arrest without warrant or not
Whether a warrant or a summons shall ordinarily issue in the first instance
Whether bailable of right or not
Maximum punishment under the Penal Code
By what court triable besides the High Court
CHAPTER III — PUNISHMENTS
73
Enhanced penalties for offences alleged to have been committed against domestic workers
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
According as to whether the offence alleged to have been committed against or in relation to the person is bailable or not
Up to twice the punishment provided for the offence
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
74A
Enhanced penalties for offences alleged to have been committed against vulnerable persons
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
According as to whether the offence alleged to have been committed against or in relation to the person is bailable or not
Up to twice the punishment provided for the offence
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
74B
Enhanced penalties for offences alleged to have been committed against child below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
According as to whether the offence alleged to have been committed against or in relation to the person is bailable or not
Up to twice the punishment provided for the offence
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
CHAPTER V — ABETMENT
109
Abetment of any offence, if the act abetted is committed in consequence, and where no express provision is made for its punishment
May arrest without warrant, if arrest for the offence abetted may be made without warrant but not otherwise
According as to whether a warrant or summons may issue for the offence abetted
According as to whether the offence abetted is bailable or not
The same punishment as for the offence abetted
The court by which the offence abetted is triable
110
Abetment of any offence, if the person abetted does the act with a different intention from that of the abettor
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
111
Abetment of any offence, when one act is abetted and a different act is done; subject to the proviso
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
The same punishment as for the offence intended to be abetted
Ditto
113
Abetment of any offence, when an effect is caused by the act abetted different from that intended by the abettor
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
The same punishment as for the offence committed
Ditto
114
Abetment of any offence, if the abettor is present when the offence is committed
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
115
Abetment of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, if the offence is not committed in consequence of the abetment
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 15 years, and fine, or caning
Ditto
115
If an act which causes harm is done in consequence of the abetment
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
Ditto
116
Abetment of an offence punishable with imprisonment, if the offence is not committed in consequence of the abetment
May arrest without warrant, if arrest for the offence abetted may be made without warrant but not otherwise
According as to whether a warrant or summons may issue for the offence abetted
According as to whether the offence abetted is bailable or not
The same punishment as for the offence abetted, provided that any mandatory minimum sentence or sentence fixed by law does not apply
The court by which the offence abetted is triable
117
Abetting the commission of an offence by the public, or by more than 10 persons
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
118
Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, if the offence is committed
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Ditto
118
If the offence is not committed
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, and fine
Ditto
119
A public servant concealing a design to commit an offence which it is his duty to prevent, if the offence is committed
Ditto
Ditto
According as to whether the offence abetted is bailable or not
Imprisonment extending to half of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both
Ditto
119
If the offence is punishable with death or imprisonment for life
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 15 years, and fine
Ditto
119
If the offence is not committed
Ditto
Ditto
According as to whether the offence abetted is bailable or not
Imprisonment extending to a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both
Ditto
119
If the offence is punishable with death or imprisonment for life but is not committed
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Ditto
120
Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment, if the offence is committed
Ditto
Ditto
According as to whether the offence is bailable or not
Imprisonment extending to a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both
Ditto
120
If the offence is not committed
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
Imprisonment extending to one-eighth of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both
Ditto
CHAPTER VA — CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY
120B
Criminal conspiracy
May arrest without warrant if arrest for the offence which is the subject of the conspiracy may be made without warrant, but not otherwise
According as to whether warrant or summons may issue for the offence which is the subject of the conspiracy
According as to whether the offence which is the subject of the conspiracy is bailable or not
The same punishment as if the offence which is the subject of the conspiracy was abetted
The court by which the offence which is the subject of the conspiracy is triable
CHAPTER VI — OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE
121
Waging or attempting to wage war, or abetting the waging of war, against the Government
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Death, or imprisonment for life
 
121A
Offences against the President’s person
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and fine
 
121B
Offences against authority
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and fine
 
121C
Abetting offences under section 121A or 121B
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Punishment provided for offences under section 121A or 121B
 
121D
Intentional omission to give information of offences against section 121, 121A, 121B or 121C
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, or fine, or both
District Court
122
Collecting arms, etc., with the intention of waging war against the Government
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and fine
 
123
Concealing with intent to facilitate a design to wage war
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 15 years, and fine
 
124
Assaulting the President, etc., with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and fine
 
125
Waging war against any power in alliance or at peace with the Government or abetting the waging of such war
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 15 years, and fine, or fine
 
126
Committing depredation on the territories of any power in alliance or at peace with the Government
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine, and forfeiture of certain property
District Court
127
Receiving property taken by war or depredation mentioned in sections 125 and 126
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine, and forfeiture of property so received
Ditto
128
Public servant voluntarily allowing prisoner of State or war in his custody to escape
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 15 years, and fine
 
129
Public servant negligently suffering prisoner of State or war in his custody to escape
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
District Court
130
Aiding escape of, rescuing, or harbouring, such prisoner, or offering any resistance to the recapture of such prisoner
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 15 years, and fine
 
CHAPTER VIA — PIRACY
130B
Piracy by law of nations
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, and caning
 
130B
While committing or attempting to commit piracy, the person commits murder or attempts to commit murder, or does any act which is likely to endanger the life of another person
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Death
 
130C
Piratical acts
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 15 years, and caning
 
CHAPTER VIB — GENOCIDE
130E
Genocide where offence consists of the killing of any person
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Death
 
130E
Genocide in any other case
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years
 
CHAPTER VII — OFFENCES RELATING TO THE ARMED FORCES
131
Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce an officer, a sailor, a soldier or an airman from his allegiance or duty
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
 
132
Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence thereof
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Death, or imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
 
133
Abetment of an assault by an officer, a sailor, a soldier or an airman on his superior officer, when in the execution of his office
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, and fine
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
134
Abetment of such assault, if the assault is committed
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
District Court
135
Abetment of the desertion of an officer, a sailor, a soldier or an airman
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
136
Harbouring an officer, a sailor, a soldier or an airman who has deserted
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
137
Deserter concealed on board merchant vessel, through negligence of master or person in charge thereof
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Fine*
Ditto
138
Abetment of act of insubordination by an officer, a sailor, a soldier or an airman, if the offence is committed in consequence
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both
Ditto
140
Wearing garb or carrying any token used by a sailor, a soldier or an airman with intent that it may be believed that he is such
Ditto
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
CHAPTER VIII — OFFENCES RELATING TO UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY
143
Being member of an unlawful assembly
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
144
Joining an unlawful assembly armed with any deadly weapon
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments
Ditto
145
Joining or continuing in an unlawful assembly, knowing that it has been commanded to disperse
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
147
Rioting
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and caning
Ditto
148
Rioting, armed with a deadly weapon
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and caning
Ditto
149
Offence committed by member of an unlawful assembly, other members guilty
According as to whether arrest may be made without warrant for the offence or not
According as to whether a warrant or summons may issue for the offence
According as to whether the offence is bailable or not
The same as for the offence
The court by which offence is triable
150
Hiring, engaging or employing persons to take part in an unlawful assembly
May arrest without warrant
According to the offence committed by the person hired, engaged or employed
Ditto
The same as for a member of such assembly, and for any offence committed by any member of such assembly
Ditto
151
Knowingly joining or continuing in any assembly of 5 or more persons after it has been commanded to disperse
Ditto
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
152
Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 8 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
153
Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot, if rioting is committed
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
153
If not committed
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Ditto
154
Owner or occupier of land not giving information of riot, etc.
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Fine*
Ditto
155
Person for whose benefit or on whose behalf a riot takes place not using all lawful means to prevent it
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Fine
Ditto
156
Agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit a riot is committed not using all lawful means to prevent it
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
157
Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful assembly
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
158
Being hired to take part in an unlawful assembly or riot
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
158
Or to go armed
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
CHAPTER IX — OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS
161
Being or expecting to be a public servant, and taking a gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
162
Taking a gratification in order, by corrupt or illegal means, to influence a public servant
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
163
Taking a gratification for the exercise of personal influence with a public servant
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Ditto
164
Abetment by public servant of the offences defined in sections 162 and 163 with reference to himself
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
165
Public servant obtaining any valuable thing, without consideration, from a person concerned in any proceeding or business transacted by the public servant
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
166
Public servant disobeying a direction of the law with intent to cause injury to any person
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Ditto
167
Public servant framing an incorrect document or electronic record with intent to cause injury
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
168
Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Ditto
169
Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both, and confiscation of property, if purchased
Ditto
170
Personating a public servant
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
171
Wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
CHAPTER X — CONTEMPTS OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS
172
Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding from a public servant
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for one month, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
172
If summons or notice requires attendance in person, etc., in a court of justice
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
173
Preventing the service or the affixing of any summons or notice, or the removal of it when it has been affixed, or preventing a proclamation
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one month, or fine*, or both
Ditto
173
If summons, etc., requires attendance in person, etc., in a court of justice
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
174
Not obeying a legal order to attend at a certain place in person or by agent, or departing therefrom without authority
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one month, or fine*, or both
Ditto
174
If the order requires personal attendance, etc., in a court of justice
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
175
Intentionally omitting to produce a document or an electronic record to a public servant by a person legally bound to produce or deliver such document or electronic record
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one month, or fine*, or both
District Court
176
Intentionally omitting to give notice or information to a public servant by a person legally bound to give the notice or information
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one month, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
176
If the notice or information required respects the commission of an offence, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
177
Knowingly furnishing false information to a public servant
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
177
If the information required respects the commission of an offence, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
178
Refusing oath when duly required to take an oath by a public servant
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
District Court
179
Being legally bound to state truth, and refusing to answer questions to a public servant
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
180
Refusing to sign a statement made to a public servant when legally required to do so
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
181
Knowingly stating to a public servant on oath as true that which is false
Ditto
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, and fine
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
182
Giving false information to a public servant in order to cause him to use his lawful power to the injury or annoyance of any person
Ditto
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
183
Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
184
Obstructing sale of property offered for sale by authority of a public servant
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one month, or fine*, or both
Ditto
185
Bidding by a person under a legal incapacity to purchase it, for property at a lawfully authorised sale, or bidding without intending to perform the obligations incurred thereby
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
186
Obstructing public servant in discharge of his public functions
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
187
Omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give such assistance
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one month, or fine*, or both
Ditto
187
Wilfully neglecting to aid a public servant who demands aid in the execution of process, the prevention of offences, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
188
Disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant, if such disobedience causes obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed
Shall not arrest without warrant
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one month, or fine*, or both
Ditto
188
If such disobedience causes danger to human life, health or safety, etc.
Ditto
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
189
Threatening a public servant with injury to him, or one in whom he is interested, to induce him to do or forbear to do any official act
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
190
Threatening any person to induce him to refrain from making a legal application for protection from injury
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Ditto
CHAPTER XI — FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE
193
Giving or fabricating false evidence in a judicial proceeding
Shall not arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
District Court
193
Giving or fabricating false evidence in any other case
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, and fine
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
194
Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to cause any person to be convicted of a capital offence
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and fine
 
194
If innocent person is thereby convicted and executed
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Death, or as above
 
195
Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of an offence punishable with imprisonment for 7 years or upwards
According as to whether arrest may be made without warrant for the offence or not
Ditto
Not bailable
The same as for the offence
The court by which the offence is triable
195
Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of an offence punishable with imprisonment for life
According as to whether arrest may be made without warrant for the offence or not
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years
The court by which the offence abetted is triable
196
Corruptly using or attempting to use evidence known to be false or fabricated
Shall not arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence
The court by which the offence of giving or fabricating evidence is triable
197
Knowingly issuing or signing a false certificate relating to any fact of which that certificate is by law admissible in evidence
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
The same as for giving false evidence
Ditto
198
Using as a true certificate one known to be false in a material point
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
199
False statement made in any declaration which is by law receivable as evidence
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
200
Using as true any such declaration known to be false
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
201
Causing disappearance of evidence of an offence committed, or giving false information touching it, to screen the offender, if the offence is capital
According as to whether arrest may be made without warrant for the offence or not
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
201
If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
201
If punishable with imprisonment for less than 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both
Ditto
202
Intentional omission to give information of an offence by a person legally bound to inform
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both
Ditto
203
Giving false information respecting an offence committed
Ditto
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
204
Secreting or destroying any document or electronic record to prevent its production as evidence
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
204A
Obstructing, preventing, perverting or defeating course of justice
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
District Court
204B
Bribery of witnesses
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
205
False personation for the purpose of any act or proceeding in a suit or criminal prosecution, or for becoming bail or security
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
206
Fraudulent removal or concealment, etc., of property to prevent its seizure as a forfeiture or in satisfaction of a fine under sentence, or in execution of a decree
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
207
Claiming property without right, or practising deception touching any right to it, to prevent its being taken as a forfeiture, or in satisfaction of a fine under sentence, or in execution of a decree
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
208
Fraudulently suffering a decree to pass for a sum not due, or suffering decree to be executed after it has been satisfied
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
210
Fraudulently obtaining a decree for a sum not due, or causing a decree to be executed after it has been satisfied
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
211
False charge of offence made with intent to injure
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
211
If offence charged is punishable with death, or imprisonment for 7 years or upwards
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
District Court
212
Harbouring an offender, if the offence is capital
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
Ditto
212
If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
212
If punishable with imprisonment for one year and not for 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both
Ditto
213
Taking gift, etc., to screen an offender from punishment, if the offence is capital
According as to whether arrest may be made without warrant for the offence or not
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
213
If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
213
If punishable with imprisonment for less than 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both
Ditto
214
Offering gift or restoration of property in consideration of screening offender, if the offence is capital
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
214
If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
214
If punishable with imprisonment for less than 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both
Ditto
215
Taking gift to help to recover movable property of which a person has been deprived by an offence, without causing apprehension of offender
Shall not arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
216
Harbouring an offender who has escaped from custody, or whose apprehension has been ordered, if the offence is capital
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
216
If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
216
If punishable with imprisonment for one year and not for 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both
Ditto
216A
Harbouring robbers or gang-robbers
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
District Court
217
Public servant disobeying a direction of law with intent to save person from punishment, or property from forfeiture
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
218
Public servant framing an incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment, or property from forfeiture
Ditto
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
219
Public servant in a judicial proceeding corruptly making or pronouncing an order, a report, a verdict or a decision which he knows to be contrary to law
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
District Court
220
Commitment for trial or confinement by a person having authority, who knows that he is acting contrary to law
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
221
Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of a public servant bound by law to apprehend an offender, if the offence is capital
According as to whether arrest may be made without warrant for the offence or not
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
Ditto
221
If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
221
If punishable with imprisonment for less than 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
222
Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of a public servant bound by law to apprehend person under sentence of a court of justice, if under sentence of death
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and fine
 
222
If under sentence of imprisonment for 20 years or upwards
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
222
If under sentence of imprisonment for less than 20 years, or lawfully committed to custody
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
223
Escape from confinement negligently suffered by a public servant
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
224
Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
225
Resistance or obstruction to the lawful apprehension of another person, or rescuing him from lawful custody
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
225
If charged with an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 20 years
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Ditto
225
If charged with a capital offence
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
225
If the person is sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years or upwards
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
225
If under sentence of death
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 15 years, and fine
 
225A
Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of a public servant bound by law to apprehend any person in a case not provided for by section 221, 222 or 223
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
225A
Negligent omission to do same
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
225B
Resistance or obstruction by a person to the lawful apprehension of himself or any other person in a case not otherwise provided for
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Ditto
225C
Illegal act or omission for which punishment is not provided
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Fine*
Ditto
226
Unlawful return from banishment
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for the original term of banishment or expulsion, and fine
 
227
Violation of condition of remission of punishment
Shall not arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
Punishment of original sentence, or, if part of the punishment has been undergone, the residue
 
228
Intentional insult or interruption to a public servant sitting in any stage of a judicial proceeding
Ditto
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
District Court
229
Personation of an assessor
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
CHAPTER XII — OFFENCES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT STAMPS
255
Counterfeiting a Government stamp
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
256
Having possession of an instrument or material for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Ditto
257
Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
258
Sale of counterfeit Government stamp
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
259
Having possession of a counterfeit Government stamp
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
260
Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be counterfeit
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
261
Effacing any writing from a substance bearing a Government stamp, or removing from a document a stamp used for it with intent to cause loss to Government
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
262
Using a Government stamp known to have been before used
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
263
Erasure of mark denoting that stamp has been used
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
CHAPTER XIII — [Deleted by Act 15 of 2019 wef 01/01/2020]
CHAPTER XIV — OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC TRANQUILITY, PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY,
CONVENIENCE, DECENCY AND MORALS
267B
Committing affray
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
267C
Making, printing, etc., document containing incitement to violence, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
268A
Communicating false information of harmful thing
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine*, or both
District Court
268B
Placing or sending thing with intent to cause fear of harm
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine*, or both
District Court
268C
Placing or sending thing causing fear of harm
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
269
Negligently doing any act known to be likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life
Ditto
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Ditto
270
Malignantly doing any act known to or likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life
Ditto
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 4 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
271
Knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
272
Adulterating food or drink intended for sale, so as to make the same noxious
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
273
Selling any food or drink as food and drink knowing the same to be noxious
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
274
Adulterating any drug or medical preparation intended for sale so as to lessen its efficacy, or to change its operation, or to make it noxious
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
275
Offering for sale or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation known to have been adulterated
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
276
Knowingly selling or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation as a different drug or medical preparation
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
277
Fouling the water of a public spring or reservoir
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
278
Making atmosphere noxious to health
Shall not arrest without warrant
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
279
Driving or riding on a public way so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, etc.
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Ditto
280
Navigating any vessel so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Ditto
Ditto
281
Exhibition of a false light, mark or buoy
Ditto
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
District Court
282
Conveying for hire any person by water, in a vessel in such a state, or so loaded, as to endanger his life
Ditto
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
283
Causing danger, obstruction or injury in any public way or line of navigation
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Fine*
Ditto
284(1)(a)
Rash or negligent conduct with dangerous or harmful substance so as to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
284(1)(b)
Rash or negligent conduct with dangerous or harmful substance so as to endanger human life
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
284(1)(c)
Rash or negligent conduct with dangerous or harmful substance so as to cause hurt to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
284(1)(d)
Rash or negligent conduct with dangerous or harmful substance so as to cause grievous hurt to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
284(1)(e)
Rash or negligent conduct with dangerous or harmful substance so as to cause death of any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
285(1)(a)
Causing or contributing to the risk of dangerous fire where the fire is likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
285(1)(b)
Where the fire endangers human life
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
285(1)(c)
Where the fire damages property or diminishes value or utility thereof
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 18 months, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
285(1)(d)
Where the fire causes hurt or injury to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
285(1)(e)
Where the fire causes grievous hurt to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
285(1)(f)
Where the fire causes death to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
287(1)(a)
Rash or negligent conduct with machinery so as to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
287(1)(b)
Rash or negligent conduct with machinery so as to endanger human life
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
287(1)(c)
Rash or negligent conduct with machinery so as to cause hurt or injury to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
287(1)(d)
Rash or negligent conduct with machinery so as to cause grievous hurt to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
287(1)(e)
Rash or negligent conduct with machinery so as to cause death of any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
288(1)(a)
Negligence in pulling down or repairing buildings so as to endanger human life
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
288(1)(b)
Negligence in pulling down or repairing buildings so as to cause death of any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
289(1)(a)
Negligent conduct with respect to any animal so as to be likely to cause grievous hurt
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
289(1)(b)
Negligent conduct with respect to any animal so as to endanger human life
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
289(1)(c)
Negligent conduct with respect to any animal so as to cause grievous hurt to any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
289(1)(d)
Negligent conduct with respect to any animal so as to cause death of any other person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
290(a)
Committing a public nuisance
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Fine*
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
290(b)
Where the offender knew that the public nuisance will cause or will probably cause any common injury, danger or annoyance to the public, or to the people in general who dwell or occupy property in the vicinity
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
290(c)
Committing a public nuisance on second or subsequent conviction
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
291
Continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both
Ditto
292(1)
Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc.
Ditto
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine, or both
Ditto
292(1A)
Sale, etc., of obscene objects depicting minor below 16 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
292A
Possession, distribution, etc., of child sex-doll
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
293
Sale, etc., of obscene objects to persons under the age of 21 years
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Ditto
294
Doing obscene act or reciting obscene words in a public place
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine, or both
Ditto
CHAPTER XV — OFFENCES RELATING TO RELIGION OR RACE
295
Destroying, damaging, or defiling a place of worship or sacred object with intent to insult the religion of any class of persons
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
296
Causing a disturbance to an assembly engaged in religious worship
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
297
Trespassing in place of worship or sepulture, disturbing funeral, with intention to wound the feelings or to insult the religion of any person, or offering indignity to a human corpse
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
298
Uttering any word or making any sound in the hearing, or making any gesture, or placing any object in the sight of any person or causing any matter however represented to be seen or heard by that person, with intention to wound his religious or racial feelings
Shall not arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
298A
Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
CHAPTER XVI — OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY
Offences affecting life
302
Murder
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Death
 
304(a)
Culpable homicide not amounting to murder if act by which the death is caused is done with intention of causing death, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
 
304(b)
If act is done with knowledge that it is likely to cause death, but without any intention to cause death, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 15 years, or fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments
District Court
304A(a)
Causing death by rash act
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
304A(b)
Causing death by negligent act
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
304B
Causing death of child below 14 years of age, domestic worker or vulnerable person by sustained abuse
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
District Court
304C
Causing or allowing death of child below 14 years of age, domestic worker or vulnerable person in same household
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
District Court
305(1)(a)
Abetment of suicide of minor, or person who lacks capacity
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Death, or imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and fine
 
305(1)(b)
Abetment of attempted suicide committed by minor, or person who lacks capacity
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 15 years, and fine
District Court
305(1)(c)
Abetment of attempted suicide of minor, or person who lacks capacity where hurt is caused
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and fine
District Court
306
Abetting the commission of suicide or attempted suicide
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
 
307(1)
Attempt to murder
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 15 years, and fine
 
307(1)
If hurt is caused to any person by such act
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and caning, or fine, or both
 
307(2)
Attempt by life-convict to murder, if hurt is caused
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Death
 
308
Attempt to commit culpable homicide not amounting to murder
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
District Court
308
If hurt is caused to any person by such act
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 15 years, or fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments
 
308A
Causing death in furtherance of group’s object
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 20 years, and caning
 
308B
Concealment, desecration or disposal of corpse that impedes discovery, identification, criminal investigations or prosecutions
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years
District Court
311
Infanticide
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
Causing miscarriage; injuries to unborn children; exposure of infants; and concealment of births
312
Causing miscarriage
Shall not arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
312
If the woman’s pregnancy is more than 16 weeks
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
District Court
313
Causing miscarriage without woman’s consent
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
 
314
Death caused by an act done with intent to cause miscarriage
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
314
If act done without woman’s consent
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
 
315
Act done with intent to prevent a child being born alive, or to cause the child to die after his birth
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, or fine, or both
District Court
316
Causing death of a quick unborn child by an act amounting to culpable homicide
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
317
Exposure of a child under 12 years of age by parent or person having care of such child, with intention of wholly abandoning the child
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
District Court
318
Concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
Hurt
323
Voluntarily causing hurt
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
323A
Voluntarily causing hurt which causes grievous hurt
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
324
Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments
Ditto
325
Voluntarily causing grievous hurt
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine, or caning
Ditto
326
Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means
Ditto
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 15 years, and fine, or caning
District Court
327
Voluntarily causing hurt to extort property or a valuable security, or to constrain to do anything which is illegal or which may facilitate the commission of an offence
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine, or caning
Ditto
328
Administering poison, etc., with intent to cause hurt, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
329
Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort property or a valuable security, or to constrain to do anything which is illegal or which may facilitate the commission of an offence
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine, or caning
Ditto
330
Voluntarily causing hurt to extort confession or information, or to compel restoration of property, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine, or caning
Ditto
331
Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort confession or information, or to compel restoration of property, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine, or caning
Ditto
332
Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or caning
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
333
Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 15 years, and fine, or caning
District Court
334
Voluntarily causing hurt on grave and sudden provocation, not intending to hurt any other than the person who gave the provocation
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
334A
Voluntarily causing hurt on provocation which causes grievous hurt
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
335
Causing grievous hurt on grave and sudden provocation, not intending to hurt any other than the person who gave the provocation
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 years, or fine*, or both
Ditto
335A(5)(a)
Allowing neglect or physical or sexual abuse of domestic worker or vulnerable person where death is caused
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine*, or both
District Court
335A(5)(b)
Allowing neglect or physical or sexual abuse of domestic worker or vulnerable person where death is not caused
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 4 years, or fine*, or both
District Court
335B
Act which endangers human life, etc., with knowledge or belief that it is likely to cause death
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
District Court
336(a)
Doing any rash act which endangers human life or the personal safety of others
Ditto
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
336(b)
Doing any negligent act which endangers human life or the personal safety of others
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
337(a)
Causing hurt by a rash act which endangers human life, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Ditto
337(b)
Causing hurt by a negligent act which endangers human life, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine*, or both
Ditto
338(a)
Causing grievous hurt by a rash act which endangers human life, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 4 years, or fine*, or both
Ditto
338(b)
Causing grievous hurt by a negligent act which endangers human life, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine*, or both
Ditto
Wrongful restraint and wrongful confinement
341
Wrongfully restraining any person
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one month, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
342
Wrongfully confining any person
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
345
Keeping any person in wrongful confinement, knowing that a writ has been issued for his liberation
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, in addition to imprisonment under any other section
Ditto
346
Wrongful confinement in secret
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
347
Wrongful confinement for the purpose of extorting property, or constraining to an illegal act, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, and fine
Ditto
348
Wrongful confinement for the purpose of extorting confession or information, or of compelling restoration of property, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
Criminal force and assault
352
Assault or use of criminal force otherwise than on grave and sudden provocation
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
353
Assault or use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 4 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
354(1)
Assault or use of criminal force to a person with intent to outrage modesty
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments
Ditto
354(2)
If committed against any person under 14 years of age
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments
Ditto
354A(1)
Voluntarily causing or attempting to cause death, hurt, etc., in committing the offence of outraging modesty
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and caning
District Court
354A(2)
If committed in a lift in any building or against any person under 14 years of age
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
Ditto
355
Assault or use of criminal force with intent to dishonour a person, otherwise than on grave and sudden provocation
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
356
Assault or use of criminal force in committing or attempting to commit theft of property worn or carried by a person
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and caning
District Court
357
Assault or use of criminal force in attempting wrongfully to confine a person
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine*, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
358
Assault or use of criminal force on grave and sudden provocation
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one month, or fine*, or both
Ditto
Kidnapping, abduction, slavery and forced labour
363
Kidnapping
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine, or caning
District Court
363A
Abduction
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments
Ditto
364
Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Death, or imprisonment for life, and caning
 
365
Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine, or caning
District Court
366
Kidnapping or abducting a woman to compel her marriage or to cause her defilement, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
District Court
367
Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject a person to grievous hurt, slavery, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
District Court
368
Concealing or keeping in confinement a kidnapped person
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Punishment for kidnapping or abduction
District Court
370
Buying or disposing of any person as a slave
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine
Ditto
371
Habitual dealing in slaves
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
372
Selling or letting to hire a minor for purposes of prostitution, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, and fine
District Court
373
Buying or obtaining possession of a minor for the same purposes
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
District Court
373A
Importing woman by fraud with intent, etc.
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
District Court
374
Unlawful compulsory labour
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
Sexual offences
375(2)
Rape
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
 
375(3)(a)
If in order to commit or to facilitate the commission of an offence of rape, voluntarily causes hurt or puts a person in fear of death or hurt
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and caning
 
375(3)(b)
Rape of person below 14 years of age without person’s consent
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and caning
 
375(3)(c)
Exploitative rape of person below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and caning
 
376(3)
Sexual assault involving penetration
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
 
376(4)(a)
If in order to commit or to facilitate the commission of sexual assault involving penetration, voluntarily causes hurt or puts a person in fear of death or hurt
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and caning
 
376(4)(b)
Sexual assault involving penetration of person under 14 years of age without his or her consent
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
 
376(4)(c)
Exploitative sexual assault involving penetration of person below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and caning
 
376A(2)(a)
Exploitative sexual penetration of minor of or above 14 but below 16 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
District Court
376A(2)(b)
Sexual penetration of minor of or above 14 but below 16 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, or fine, or both
District Court
376A(3)
Sexual penetration of minor under 14 years of age
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
District Court
376AA
Exploitative sexual penetration of minor of or above 16 but below 18 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 15 years, and fine, or caning
District Court
376B(1)
Commercial sex or sexual touching involving minor under 18 years of age
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
District Court
376B(2)
Communicating with a person for purpose of commercial sex or sexual touching involving minor under 18 years of age
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376C(2)
Commercial sex or sexual touching involving minor under 18 years of age outside Singapore
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both
District Court
376C(2)
Communicating with a person for purpose of commercial sex or sexual touching involving minor under 18 years of age outside Singapore
Shall not arrest without warrant
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376D(3)
Tour outside Singapore for commercial sex or sexual touching involving minor under 18 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, or fine, or both
District Court
376E(4)(a)
Sexual grooming of minor below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 4 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376E(4)(b)
Sexual grooming of minor of or above 14 but below 16 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376EA(4)
Exploitative sexual grooming of minor of or above 16 but below 18 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376EB(3)(a)
Sexual communication with minor below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376EB(3)(b)
Sexual communication with minor of or above 14 but below 16 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376EC(3)
Exploitative sexual communication with minor of or above 16 but below 18 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376ED(1)
Engaging in sexual activity in presence of minor below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376ED(1)
Engaging in sexual activity in presence of minor of or above 14 but below 16 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376ED(2)
Causing minor below 14 years of age to observe sexual image
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376ED(2)
Causing minor of or above 14 but below 16 years of age to observe sexual image
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376EE(1)
Engaging in sexual activity in presence of minor of or above 16 but below 18 years of age with exploitative relationship
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376EE(2)
Causing minor of or above 16 but below 18 years of age to observe sexual image with exploitative relationship
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Not bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376F(2)
Procurement of sexual activity with a person with mental disability
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
376F(3)
If penetration is involved
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
District Court
376G
Incest
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
376H(2)(a)
Procurement of sexual activity by deception or false representation if penetration is involved
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 10 years, or fine, or caning
District Court
376H(2)(b)
Procurement of sexual activity by deception or false representation in any other case
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
District Court
377(2)
Sexual penetration of a corpse
Ditto
Ditto
Bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377(4)
Causing another person to sexually penetrate a corpse
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
 
377A
Outrages on decency
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377B(2)
Sexual penetration with living animal
Ditto
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Ditto
377B(4)
Causing another person to sexually penetrate a living animal
Ditto
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 20 years, and fine, or caning
 
377B(4)
Causing another person to be sexually penetrated by a living animal
Ditto
Ditto
Not bailable
Ditto
 
377BA
Uttering any word or making any gesture intended to insult the modesty of a person, etc.
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377BB(7)
Voyeurism
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or caning
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377BB(8)
If committed against any person below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, and fine, or caning
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377BC(3)
Distribution of voyeuristic image or recording
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or caning
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377BC(4)
If committed against any person below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, and fine, or caning
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377BD(2)
Possession of or gaining access to voyeuristic or intimate image or recording
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377BD(3)
If committed against any person below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 2 years, and fine, or caning
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377BE(3)
Distributing or threatening to distribute intimate image or recording
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, or fine, or caning
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377BE(4)
If committed against any person below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not bailable
Imprisonment for 5 years, and fine, or caning
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377BF(3)
Sexual exposure
May arrest without warrant
Summons
Bailable
Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both
Magistrate’s Court or District Court
377BF(4)
If committed against any person below 14 years of age
May arrest without warrant
Warrant
Not