Introduction:

Here we are going to explain what is punishable offence in this section is and how much has imprisonment or fine under section 388.

Description:

Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, etc :

In this section states that Whoever commits extortion by putting any person in fear of an accusation against that person or any other, of having committed or attempted to commit any offence punishable with death, or with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, or of having attempted to induce any other person to commit such offence, shall shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine;

 

and, if the offence be one punishable under section 377 of this Code, may be punished with imprisonment for life.

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE Punishment:

1. Offence: Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 Years.

Punishment: 10 Years + Fine

This is a Bailable, Cognizable offence and Triable by Magistrate First Class

 

2. Offence: If the offence threatened be an unnatural offence

Punishment: Imprisonment for Life

This is a Bailable, Cognizable offence and Triable by Magistrate First Class

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