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IPC Section 438: Punishment For The Mischief Described In Section 437 Committed By Fire Or Explosive Substance
Whoever commits, or attempts to commit, by fire or any explosive substance, such mischief as is described in the last preceding section, shall be punished with 1 imprisonment for life. or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.
- Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., for “transportation for life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
-Text In Indian Penal Code
|Offence||The mischief described in the last section when committed by fire or any explosive substance|
|Punishment||Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine|
|Triable By||Court of Session|
|Offence Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable|