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What is Section 330 in criminal laws?

What is Section 330 in criminal laws?

Section 330: Voluntarily causing hurt to extort confession, or to compel restoration of property Whoever

– voluntarily

– causes hurt

(i) for the purpose of extorting from the sufferer or from any person interested in the sufferer, – any confession or any information which may lead to the detection of an offence or misconduct, or

(ii) for the purpose of constraining the sufferer or any person interested in the sufferer

– to restore or to cause the restoration of any property or valuable security or

– to satisfy any claim or demand, or

– to give information which may lead to the restoration of any property or valuable security, then he is liable to be punished with upto 7 years imprisonment and fine.

Illustrations –

(a) A, a police-officer, tortures Z in order to induce Z to confess that he committed a crime. A is guilty of an offence under this section.

(b) A, a police-officer, tortures B to induce him to point out where certain stolen property is deposited. A is guilty of an offence under this section.

(c) A, a revenue officer, tortures Z in order to compel him to pay certain arrears of revenue due from Z, A is guilty of an offence under this section.

d) A, a zamindar, tortures a raiyat in order to compel him to pay his rent. A is guilty of an offence under this section.

 


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