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.

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