What would be the punishment for criminal Intimidation?

Chapter XXII of IPC- “Of Criminal Intimidation, Insult and Annoyance” deals with Criminal Intimidation. According to S-503 0f IPC- Any person who threatens another person with an injury to him or his reputation or his property or to the person or the reputation of that person in whom he is interested. The person who threatens another person with the intent to cause alarm to that person or cause him to do any act which he is legally bound to do or he will force him to omit to do any act which he is legally entitled to do. So, here the person commits Criminal Intimidation.

 

Essential requisite

 

Person threatens another- with any injury to his property, reputation or property or to person or reputation in whom that person is interested/ – intend to cause alarm to him – or cause person to do something is not legally bound to do – or cause to omit him from something legally entitled to do.

 

Punishment

 

Any person who commits the offence of criminal Intimidation shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years or with fine or with both.

Apart from this, if any person give threat to cause death or grievous hurt o to cause destruction of any property by fire or they gives threat to cause an offence punishable with life imprisonment or imprisonment for a term which may extend to 7 years or unchastity or impute to a woman then such act shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to 7 years or fine or both.

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