Here we are going to explain what punishable offence in this section is and how much has imprisonment or fine under section 497.
Adultery: in this section states that Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who is and whom he knows or has reason to believe to be the wife of another man, without the consent or connivance of that man, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape, is guilty of the offence of adultery, and shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both. In such case the wife shall not be punishable as an abettor.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE Punishment:
Punishment - 5
Years or Fine or Both
this is a Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and Triable by Magistrate First Class.