Here we are going to explain what punishable offence in this section is and how much has imprisonment or fine under section 493.
Cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage: Every man who by deceit causes any woman who is not lawfully married to him to believe that she is lawfully married to him and to cohabit or have sexual intercourse with him in that belief, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE Punishment:
Offence: A man by deceit causing a woman not lawfully married to him to believe that she is lawfully married to him and to cohabit with him in that belief
- 10 Years + Fine
this is a Non-Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and Triable by Magistrate First Class.