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Section 68 BNS| Section 68 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita| Sexual intercourse by person in authority BNS

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Section 68 of The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Sexual intercourse by person in authority.


Whoever, being—

(a) in a position of authority or in a fiduciary relationship; or (b) a public servant; or

(c) superintendent or manager of a jail, remand home or other place of custody established by or under any law for the time being in force, or a women’s or children’s institution; or

(d) on the management of a hospital or being on the staff of a hospital, abuses such position or fiduciary relationship to induce or seduce any woman either in his custody or under his charge or present in the premises to have sexual intercourse with him, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape,

shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than five years, but which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Explanation 1.—In this section, “sexual intercourse” shall mean any of the acts mentioned in clauses (a) to (d) of section 63.


Explanation 2.—For the purposes of this section, Explanation 1 to section 63 shall also be applicable.


Explanation 3. —“Superintendent”, in relation to a jail, remand home or other place of custody or a women’s or children’s institution, includes a person holding any other office in such jail, remand home, place or institution by virtue of which such person can exercise any authority or control over its inmates.


Explanation 4.—The expressions “hospital” and “women’s or children’s institution”

shall respectively have the same meaning as in Explanation to sub-section (2) of section 64.


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Section 68 BNS| Section 68 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita| Sexual intercourse by person in authority.

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