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Rajiv Kumar   25 August 2021

379-A , 379 -B IPC

kindly please define above mentioned under sections


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Kevin Moses Paul   25 August 2021

As per you query, let me inform you that Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860 basically deals with "Punishment for Theft".
This section 379 states that - "Whoever commits theft shall be punished with imprisonment of either descripttion for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both."

Now, coming back to your query let me inform you that the clauses (a) & 379(b) of the same deals with "Snatching" & "Snatching with preparation".

Section 379(a) deals with SNATCHING and states the following:
(1) Whoever, with the intention to commit theft, suddenly or quickly or forcibly seizes or secures or grabs or takes away from any person or from his physical possession any moveable property, and makes or attempt to make escape with such property, is said to commit snatching,

(2)Whoever attempts to commit snatching shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years but which may extend to ten years, and with fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees,

(3)Whoever commits snatching shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than seven years but which may extend to ten years, and with fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees, and

(4) Whoever, after committing or attempting to commit snatching, causes hurt or wrongful restraint of fear of hurt, in order to effect his escape shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, in addition to the punishment provided for the offence of snatching by the preceding sub-sections.

While on the other hand, Section 379(b) deals with Snatching after Preparation made for Causing Death, Hurt or Restraint In Order to the Committing of Snatching and states that - Whoever commits or attempts to commit snatching, having made preparation for causing death, or hurt, or restraint, or fear of death, or of hurt, or of restraint, to any person, in order to the committing of such snatching, or in order to the retaining of property taken by such snatching, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than seven years but which may extend to ten years, and with fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees.


Hope the above definitions helps you clear your doubts!


Regards
Kevin M. Paul

Megha Bindal   25 August 2021

Greetings,

To answer your  query,

Section 379A, IPC deals with Snatching.- This section firstly defines snatching and then it provides the punishment under various conditions as mentioned below:

Snatching is defined as the act of seizing or securing or grabbing or taking movable property from another person or his physical possession with the intent to steal it.

Anyone who attempts to commit snatching will be punished with a term of imprisonment of not less than five years but not more than ten years, as well as a fine of up to twenty-five thousand rupees. However, Snatching is punishable by rigorous imprisonment for a term of not less than seven years but not more than ten years, as well as a fine of up to twenty-five thousand rupees. In addition to the punishment provided, anyone who, after committing or attempting to commit snatching, causes harm or wrongful restraint or fear of harm in order to effect his escape shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term that may extend to three years.

Further, Section 379B provides for Snatching after preparation made for causing death, hurt, or restraint in order to the committing of snatching:

This means that whenever anyone commits or attempts to commit snatching after making preparation for causing death or hurt, or restraint; or fear of death, or of hurt, or of restraint, to any person, with the intention of committing such snatching or to retain the property taken by such snatching, that person shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for at least seven years but the punishment may extend to ten years, and with fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees. 

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minakshi bindhani   22 October 2021

As per your query concerned!

Under the state amendment vide Haryana Act 2015 after section 379, insert sections 379 A and 379 B namely

Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860 deals with "Punishment for Theft".
This section 379 states that - "Whoever commits theft shall be punished with imprisonment of either descripttion for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

Section 379 A deals with SNATCHING and states the following:
(1) Whoever, to commit theft, suddenly or quickly or forcibly seizes or secures or grabs or takes away from any person or his physical possession any moveable property, and makes or attempt to escape with such property, is said to commit snatching,

(2)Whoever attempts to commit snatching shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years but which may extend to ten years, and with a fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees.

Section 379B deals with snatching with hurt, wrongful restraint or fear of hurt

whoever, to commit snatching or in committing the snatching, causes hurt or wrongful restraint or fear of hurt; or after committing the snatching, causes hurt or wrongful restraint or fear of hurt to effect his escape, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to 14years and shall also liable to a fine of rupees twenty-five thousand.

Hope it helps
Regards
Minakshi Bindhani

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