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Section 56 BNS|Section 56 Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita| Section 57 BNS|Section 57 Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Updated: Mar 2

Section 56 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment.


Whoever abets an offence punishable with imprisonment shall, if that offence be not committed in consequence of the abetment, and no express provision is made under this Sanhita for the punishment of such abetment, be punished with imprisonment of any description provided for that offence for a term which may extend to one-fourth part of the longest term provided for that offence; or with such fine as is provided for that offence, or with both; and if the abettor or the person abetted is a public servant, whose duty it is to prevent the commission of such offence, the abettor shall be punished with imprisonment of any description provided for that offence, for a term which may extend to one-half of the longest term provided for that offence, or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with both.


Illustrations.


(a) A instigates B to give false evidence. Here, if B does not give false evidence, A has nevertheless committed the offence defined in this section, and is punishable accordingly.


(b) A, a police-officer, whose duty it is to prevent robbery, abets the commission of robbery. Here, though the robbery be not committed, A is liable to one-half of the longest term of imprisonment provided for that offence, and also to fine.


(c) B abets the commission of a robbery by A, a police-officer, whose duty it is to prevent that offence. Here, though the robbery be not committed, B is liable to one-half of the longest term of imprisonment provided for the offence of robbery, and also to fine.


Section 57 BNS| Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Abetting commission of offence by public or by more than ten persons.


Whoever abets the commission of an offence by the public generally or by any number or class of persons exceeding ten, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years and with fine.


Illustration.


A affixes in a public place a placard instigating a sect consisting of more than ten members to meet at a certain time and place, for the purpose of attacking the members of an adverse sect, while engaged in a procession. A has committed the offence defined in this section.


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Section 56 BNS|Section 56 Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita| Section 57 BNS|Section 57 Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

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