Kevin Moses Paul 25 August 2021
Megha Bindal 25 August 2021
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.
minakshi bindhani 22 October 2021