Bigamy is where a person who is already married, marries another person. It is a criminal offence which can potentially be punished by up to seven years in prison.
The marriage solemnised without dissolving the subsisting marriage shall be considered as an offence under section 494 IPC as an act of bigamy.
Bigamy is a NON-cognizable offense. It is bailable and compoundable with the permission of court if the offense is committed under section 494 of the IPC. Punishment is imprisonment, which may extend till 7 years or fine or both.