Arpita Chauhan 14 May 2021
According to IPC (Haryana Amendment Act) 2014
It has added two clauses to Section 379 of IPC
Section 379 B talks about, "Snatching with hurt, wrongful restraint or fear of hurt."
It says, whoever, in order to commit snatching, or in committing the snatching, causes hurt or wrongful restraint or fear of hurt; or after committing the offence of snatching, causes hurt or wrongful restraint or fear of hurt in order to effect his escape, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to fourteen years, and shall also be liable to fine of rupees twenty five thousand.
It is a non-bailable offence and the trial would be conducted in Sessions Court
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T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate) 16 May 2021
Haryana is the first state to make snatching a crime that is punishable with a maximum of 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.
Snatching has now become a non-bailable offence in the city and can invite a rigorous sentence up to 14 years
The new Clauses came into force on October 9, 2014.
By adding Clauses 379A and 379B, the state government officially defined snatching as a non-bailable crime. The trials in snatching cases will now be conducted in the sessions courts instead of judicial magistrate courts. Section 379 (theft) of the IPC carries a maximum punishment of three years or a fine or both. According to Section 379A (snatching), a convict will be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term that is not less than five years, but which may extend up to 10 years, along with a fine of Rs 25,000.
Section 379B (snatching and use of force) allows a convict to be punished with rigorous imprisonment not less than 10 years, which may extend up to 14 years with a fine of Rs 25,000. The Administration sent the proposal for the implementation of the Haryana Act after it found it tough to deal with snatchers.