What is Section IPC 406 ?

Section 406 IPC (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) – Whoever commits criminal breach of trust shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.


This section defines the punishment for an offence of criminal breach of trust that can be either imprisonment of a term which may extend to 3 years or fine or both, if the offence under section 405 IPC is proved.

Under this section, the complainant has to prove the accused’s dishonest intent with evidence. Section 405 IPC has given the definition and meaning of criminal breach of trust.

Is 406 IPC bailable or not?

Punishment of criminal breach of trust offence is cognizable and non- bailable offence which is triable by Judicial Magistrate of the first class.

Is Section 406 IPC compoundable?

Criminal breach of trust is a compoundable offence. Compoundable offence means complainant can compromise the case and agrees to close the case (This means this IPC section against the accused should be lifted or withdraw).

Complainant must request in written compromise petition to the Honorable Court to close or withdraw the case.


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