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IPCSection 500: Punishment For Defamation
Whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
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|Offence||Defamation against the President or the Vice-president or the Governor of a State or Administrator of a Union Territory or a Minister in respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public functions when instituted upon a complaint made by the Public Prosecutor||Defamation in any other case|
|Punishment||Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both||Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both|
|Triable By||Court of Session||Magistrate First Class|
|Offence Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable|