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Wrongful restraint Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Section 126 of The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Wrongful restraint.


(1) Whoever voluntarily obstructs any person so as to prevent that person from

proceeding in any direction in which that person has a right to proceed, is said wrongfully to restrain that person.


Exception. —The obstruction of a private way over land or water which a person in good faith believes himself to have a lawful right to obstruct, is not an offence within the meaning of this section.


Illustration.


A obstructs a path along which Z has a right to pass, A not believing in good faith that he has a right to stop the path. Z is thereby prevented from passing. A wrongfully restrains Z.


(2) Whoever wrongfully restrains any person shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both.


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