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BASKI Manickam   08 April 2022

392, 397

good morning sir. please explain the difference between 392 IPC & 397 IPC.


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Rama chary Rachakonda (Secunderabad/Telangana state Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294 )     08 April 2022

IPC 392. Punishment for robbery. —Whoever commits robbery shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine; and, if the robbery be committed on the highway between sunset and sunrise, the imprisonment may be extended to fourteen years.

IPC Section 397


Robber or Dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurtRigorous Imprisonment for not less than 7 Years

Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     09 April 2022

What is your dispute / problem / issue and locus standi to your academic query i.e.,"explain the difference between 392 IPC & 397 IPC" ?

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Palak batra   09 April 2022

Dear Querist,


Sec.392 of the Indian penal code lays down the punishment for robbery, which includes rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and fine and if robbery is committed on a highway between sunset and sunrise then the punishment may extend to 14 years along with fine. 


On the other hand sec.397 talks about use of deadly weapons at the time of committing robbery or dacoity and causes hurt or death to that person the imprisonment for such an act would be not less than 7 years. 


Both the sections basically come under the ambit of robbery and dacoity but deal with different facets. Sec.392 states only the repercussions of committing robbery but sec.397 talks about the use of deadly weapons while committing such acts. 




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BASKI Manickam   09 April 2022

dear sir you have given reply. thank you so much

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