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Penalty of fine in IPC

is there any need to increase the amount of penalty in sections of IPC. 1860 by appropriate ammendments.


 8 Replies

Swami Sadashiva Brahmendra Sar (Nil)     21 February 2010

Yes . Now the penalties fixed, have become highly disproportionate .

Suchitra. S (Advocate)     21 February 2010

Definitely. I dont think the amount of fine is revised since 1860. The amounts are so low that one doesnt even feel that he is penalised.  :D

Rajiv Chauhan (Advocate) (Advocate (Shimla) 7833999000)     21 February 2010

Yes, it should be increased at least 5 times or more.

Arvind Singh Chauhan (advocate)     21 February 2010

I do agree Sir.

Anish goyal (Advocate)     21 February 2010

Our MP and assembly members are only interested in increasing their salary

Vinod kashyap (Advocate & Legal advisor)     22 February 2010

The value of money flowly down and inflation rate so higher, In that view it should be increased & amend.

Feroz M Shafeeque (Police Officer)     22 February 2010

Eventhough fine is the slightest form of punishment as per Section 53 of  IPC, many of the grave crimes have fine punishment were amount is not specified (unlimited).


The judge can use his discretionary power to set the amount of fine to a reasonable extent as per Section 63 of IPC.


Section 63. Amount of fine

Where no sum is expressed to which a fine may extend, the amount of fine to which the offender is liable is unlimited, but shall not be excessive.

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     22 February 2010

Devaluation of rupee is hundreds of times. You will find that in old Acs, at many places, fee and duty is mentioned in annas and paise. 

After all government needs money. Well, not for development. UPA Government in 5 years spent 400 crores on travel of its Ministers alone.

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