Section 384 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 – Explained!

Legal Provisions of Section 384 of Indian Penal Code, 1860.

Punishment for extortion:

This section provides punishment for extortion. It says that whoever commits extortion shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to three years, or with fine, or with both. Where the head master of a school called a lady teacher of the school to a place where he was alone and induced her to sign three blank papers threatening an attack on her modesty, this section, was held to be attracted.

The offence under this section is cognizable, non-bailable and non-compoundable, and is triable by any magistrate.