IPC Section 364A: Kidnapping For Ransom, Etc

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IPC Section 364A: Kidnapping For Ransom, Etc

1Whoever kidnaps or abducts any person or keeps a person in detention after such kidnapping or abduction, and threatens to cause death or hurt to such person, or by his conduct gives rise to a reasonable apprehension that such person may be put to death or hurt, or causes hurt or death to such person in order to compel the Government or 2 any foreign State or international inter-governmental organisation or any other person to do or abstain from doing any act or to pay a ransom, shall be punishable with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.


  1. Ins. by Act 42 of 1993, s. 2.
  2. Subs. by Act 24 of 1995, s. 2, for “any other person”.

-Text In Indian Penal Code

OffenceKidnapping for ransom, etc.
PunishmentDeath or Life + Fine
Triable ByCourt of Session
Offence CompoundableOffence is NOT Compoundable

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