What is the punishment for sending bomb threats?

In Bangaluru, few schools received bomb threats by the offenders due to which some schools are closed for the same.The miscreants trying to create pandemonium by sending bomb threats through mail in a School in Bangaluru.

If the Police found the information to be false, then the offenders shall be punished u/s 177, IPC for furnishing false information

 

Section 177 of Indian Penal Code

 

“Whoever, being legally bound to furnish information on any subject to any public servant, as such, furnishes, as true, information on the subject which he knows or has reason to believe to be false, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both; or, if the information which he is legally bound to give respects the commission of an offence, or is required for the purpose of preventing the commission of an offence, or in order to the apprehension of an offender, with imprisonment of either descrip­tion for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.”

 

Therefore, one can understand that miscreants shall be punishable with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to 6 months or fine (extend to ₹1,000) or both.

 

Section 505 of Indian Penal Code

 

“Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report,—

(a) with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, any offi­cer, soldier, 3[sailor or airman] in the Army, 4[Navy or Air Force] 5[of India] to mutiny or otherwise disregard or fail in his duty as such; or

(b) with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquility; or

(c) with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to 6[three years], or with fine, or with both. 7[(2) Statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes.—Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement or report containing rumour or alarming news with intent to create or promote, or which is likely to create or promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different reli­gious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communi­ties, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.”

 

Therefore, offenders shall be punishable under section 505, IPC for making a statement with an intent to cause fear or alarm to the public.

 

Section 507 of Indian Penal Code

 

“Whoev­er commits the offence of criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication, or having taken precaution to conceal the name or abode of the person from whom the threat comes, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, in addition to the punishment provided for the offence by the last preceding section.”

 

Therefore, miscreants shall also be charged under Section 507, IPC, which is criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication. He shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years.

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