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Kidnap.

 




Section 359, Indian Penal Code, 1860.

(Kidnapping)

Kidnapping is of two kinds: kidnapping from India, and kidnapping from lawful guardianship.

Kidnapping from India (Section 360, Indian Penal Code, 1860).


Whoever conveys any person beyond the limits of India without the consent of that person, or of some person legally authorised to consent on behalf of that person, is said to kidnap that person from India.

Kidnapping from lawful guardianship (Section 361, Indian Penal Code, 1860).

Whoever takes or entices any minor under sixteen years of age if a male, or under eighteen years of age if a female, or any person of unsound mind, out of the keeping of the lawful guardian of such minor or person of unsound mind, without the consent of such guardian, is said to kidnap such minor or person from lawful guardianship.

Punishment.

Punishment for Kidnapping. (Section 363, Indian Penal Code, 1860.)

Whoever kidnaps any person from India or from lawful guardianship, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Procuration of minor girl. (Section 366A, Indian Penal Code,1860.)

Whoever by any means whatsoever, induces any minor girl under the age of eighteen years to go from any place or to do any act with intent that such girl may be, or knowing that it is likely that she will be, forced or seduced to illicit intercourse with another person shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Kidnapping or abducting child under ten years with intent to steal from its person. (Section 369, Indian Penal Code,1860) .

Whoever kidnaps or abducts any child under the age of ten years with the intension of taking dishonestly any movable property from the person of such child, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.