Section 406 IPC – Criminal Breach of Trust Under IPC 406

Section 406 IPC Bare Act As Per The Central Government Indian Acts

406. 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.


Explanation of Section 406 IPC in My Words :

This section 406 ipc 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 the section 406 ipc is proved.

The complainant has to prove the accused’s dishonest intent with evidence under Section 406 ipc. Section 405 IPC has given the definition and meaning of criminal breach of trust.

Is Section 406 IPC bailable or not?

Punishment of criminal breach of trust offence is cognizable and non- bailable offence under Section 406 ipc which is triable by Judicial Magistrate of the first class.

Is Section 406 IPC compoundable?

Criminal breach of trust under section 406 ipc is a compoundable offence.

Compoundable offence means complainant can compromise the case and agrees to close the case (This means this IPC 406 court case against the accused should be lifted or withdraw) and complainant must request in written compromise petition to the Honorable Court to close or withdraw the case.

Note :

1) IPC 406 is compoundable offence (means accoused and complainant can compromise under ipc 406 is possible).

2) IPC 406 is cognizable offence.

3) IPC 406 is non- bailable offence.

4) Punishent under ipc 406 is (may extend) 3 years or fine or both.

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