Introduction:

Here we are going to explain what punishable offence in this section is and how much has imprisonment or fine under section 505.

Description:

Statements conducing to public mischief:

1. This section states that whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report,—

(a) with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, any officer, soldier, sailor or airman in the Army, Navy or Air Force of India to mutiny or otherwise disregard or fail in his duty as such; or

(b) with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquility; or

(c) with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

2 . Statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes.—Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement or report containing rumour or alarming news with intent to create or promote, or which is likely to create or promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different reli­gious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communi­ties, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

3. Offence under sub-section (2) committed in place of worship, etc.—whoever commits an offence specified in sub-section (2) in any place of worship or in an assembly engaged in the performance of religious worship or religious ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine.

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE Punishment:

1. False statement, rumour, etc., circulated with intent to cause mutiny or offence against the public peace
Punishment - 3 Years or Fine or Both
This is a Non-Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and Triable by Any Magistrate

2.
False statement, rumour, etc., with intent to create Enmity, hatred or ill-will between different classes
Punishment - 3 Years or Fine or Both
This is a Non-Bailable, Cognizable offence and Triable by Any Magistrate


3. False statement rumour, etc., made in place of worship etc., with intent to create enmity hatred or ill-will

Punishment - 5 Years + Fine
This is a Non-Bailable, Cognizable offence and Triable by Any Magistrate


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