IPC Section 73 : Solitary Confinement

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IPC Section 73 : Solitary Confinement

Whenever any person is convicted of an offence for which under this
Code the Court has power to sentence him to rigorous imprisonment, the Court may, by its sentence, order that the offender shall be kept in solitary confinement for any portion or portions of the imprisonment to which he is sentenced, not exceeding three months in the whole, according to the
following scale, that is to say—

a time not exceeding one month if the term of imprisonment shall not exceed six months;

a time not exceeding two months if the term of imprisonment shall exceed six months and1 [shall not exceed one] year

a time not exceeding three months if the term of imprisonment shall exceed one year.


  1. Subs. by Act 8 of 1862, s. 5, for “be less than a”.

-Text In Indian Penal Code

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