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AMIT (-)     23 August 2012


Dear Members,

In many IPC sections, the following is mentioned

   imprisonment of either descripttion for a term which may extend to


Now, my question is,  what does "either descripttion" mean?  Pl. help


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Adv Archana Deshmukh (Practicing Advocate)     23 August 2012

Imprisonments are of two descripttions (1) Rigorous, that is, with hard labour; and  (2) Simple.

It means that the judge may impose any of the above type as per his descretion for the said period.

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RAHUL KANSAL 9041629676 (ADVOCATE)     23 August 2012

helloo amit ,

                             yes you are right that in every sections this line has been made viz. either of descripttion . it litterly means there are two penal provisions in every section  in which one is minimum and second one is maximum and it is descrition of the presiding officer of the court which of these penalities he imposed on the criminal .

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AMIT (-)     03 September 2012

Thx madam. And, sorry for late acknowledgement

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