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BNS Section 145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157,158 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Updated: Feb 6

CHAPTER VII

OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE


Section 145 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Habitual dealing in slaves.


Whoever habitually imports, exports, removes, buys, sells, traffics or deals in slaves, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Section 146 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Unlawful compulsory labour


Whoever unlawfully compels any person to labour against the will of that person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.


Section 147 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against Government of India.


Whoever wages war against the Government of India, or attempts to wage such war, or abets the waging of such war, shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life and shall also be liable to fine.


Illustration.


A joins an insurrection against the Government of India. A has committed the offence defined in this section.


Section 148 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 147.


Whoever within or without and beyond India conspires to commit any of the offences punishable by section 147, or conspires to overawe, by means of criminal force or the show of criminal force, the Central Government or any State Government, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Explanation.—To constitute a conspiracy under this section, it is not necessary that any act or illegal omission shall take place in pursuance thereof.


Section 149 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Collecting arms, etc., with intention of waging war against Government of India.


Whoever collects men, arms or ammunition or otherwise prepares to wage war with the intention of either waging or being prepared to wage war against the Government of India, shall be punished with imprisonment for life or imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Section 150 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war.


Whoever by any act, or by any illegal omission, conceals the existence of a design to wage war against the Government of India, intending by such concealment to facilitate, or knowing it to be likely that such concealment will facilitate, the waging of such war, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Section 151 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Assaulting President Governor, etc., with intent to compel or restrain exercise of any lawful power.


Whoever, with the intention of inducing or compelling the President of India, or Governor of any State, to exercise or refrain from exercising in any manner any of the lawful powers of such President or Governor, assaults or wrongfully restrains, or attempts wrongfully to restrain, or overawes, by means of criminal force or the show of criminal force, or attempts so to overawe, such President or Governor, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Section 152 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Acts endangering sovereignty unity and integrity of India.


Whoever, purposely or knowingly, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or by electronic communication or by use of financial mean, or otherwise, excites or attempts to excite, secession or armed rebellion or subversive activities, or encourages feelings of separatist activities or endangers sovereignty or unity

and integrity of India; or indulges in or commits any such act shall be punished with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine.


Explanation.––Comments expressing disapprobation of the measures, or administrative or other action of the Government with a view to obtain their alteration by lawful means without exciting or attempting to excite the activities referred to in this section do not constitute an offence under this section.


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Section 153 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Waging war against Government of any foreign State at peace with Government of India.


Whoever wages war against the Government of any foreign State at peace with the Government of India or attempts to wage such war, or abets the waging of such war, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, to which fine may be added, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, to which fine may be added, or with fine.


Section 154 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Committing depredation on territories of foreign State at peace with Governemnt of India.


Whoever commits depredation, or makes preparations to commit depredation, on the territories of any foreign State at peace with the Government of India, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine and to forfeiture of any property used or intended to be used in committing such depredation, or acquired by such depredation.


Section 155 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Receiving property taken by war or depredation mentioned in sections 153 and 154.


Whoever receives any property knowing the same to have been taken in the commission of any of the offences mentioned in sections 153 and 154, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine and to forfeiture of the property so received.


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Section 156 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Public servant voluntarily allowing prisoner of sate or war to escape.


Whoever, being a public servant and having the custody of any State prisoner or prisoner of war, voluntarily allows such prisoner to escape from any place in which such prisoner is confined, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Section 157 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Public servant negligently suffering such prisoner to escape.


Whoever, being a public servant and having the custody of any State prisoner or prisoner of war, negligently suffers such prisoner to escape from any place of confinement in which such prisoner is confined, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Section 158 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Aiding escape of rescuing or harbouring such prisoner.


Whoever knowingly aids or assists any State prisoner or prisoner of war in escaping from lawful custody, or rescues or attempts to rescue any such prisoner, or harbours or conceals any such prisoner who has escaped from lawful custody, or offers or attempts to offer any resistance to the recapture of such prisoner, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Explanation. —A State prisoner or prisoner of war, who is permitted to be at large on his parole within certain limits in India, is said to escape from lawful custody if he goes

beyond the limits within which he is allowed to be at large.




Links to important chapters of Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS)


General exceptions (Section 14 to Sexual 33 of BNS):



Right of private defence (Section 34 to Section 44 of BNS):



Rape provisions (Section 63 to Section 72 of BNS):



Murder, Culpable Homicide, Abetment to Suicide (Section 98 to Section 108 of BNS):



Kidnapping (Section 135 to Section 144 of BNS):



Theft and Snatching (Section 301 to Section 305 of BNS):



Cheating, Mischief and Trespass (Section 316 to Section 332 of BNS):



BNS Section 145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157,158 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

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