List of Bailable & Non-Bailable Offences Under Indian Penal Code

In the blog post, Anubhav Pandey provides the list of Bailable & Non-Bailable offences under Indian Penal Code.

Bailable offence is one where the defendant (the one who is defending himself in a criminal case) may be able to secure his release upon the payment of bail. These are the cases where the grant of bail is a matter of course and right.

If a person is held under a non-bailable offence, he cannot claim the grant of bail as a matter of right. But the law gives special consideration in favor of granting bail where the accused is under sixteen, a woman, sick or infirm, or if the court is satisfied that it is just and proper for any other special reason to give rather than refuse bail.

SectionOffenceBailable/Non -bailablePunishment
107AbetmentDepends on the offenceDepends on the offence
120BCriminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with deathDepends on the offence. E.g. for Punishment for murder, Non-bailableDepends on the offence
121Waging or attempting to wage war, or abetting the waging of war, against the Government of IndiaNon-bailableImprisonment for life or imprisonment upto 10 years along  with fine
124ASedition.

Non-bailable

Imprisonment for life and fine or

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine or fine.

131Abetting mutiny or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airmanNon-bailableImprisonment for life or 10 years with fine
140Wearing soldier’s garb, sailor, airmanBailableImprisonment for 3 months along with 500
144Punishment for unlawful assemblyBailableImprisonment for 6 months with fine
154Owner or occupier of land on which unlawful assembly is heldBailableINR 1000 fine
158Being hired to be part of unlawful assembly or riotBailableImprisonment for  6 months up to 2 yrs along with fine
166APublic servant disobeying direction under lawBailableImprisonment for 6 months up to 2 yrs
167Public servant framing incorrect documentBailableImprisonment for 3 years and fine
172Absconding to avoid service of summonsNon bailableImprisonment for 1 month  or fine INR 1000
177Furnishing false informationBailableImprisonment for 6 months and fine INR, 1000
181False statement on oath to public servantsBailableImprisonment for 3 years along with fine
186Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servantBailableImprisonment for 3 months and fine of INR 500
189Threat of injury to public servantBailableImprisonment for 2 years along with fine
191Giving false evidenceBailableImprisonment for seven years along with fine
195AThreatening any person to give false evidenceBailableImprisonment for seven years along with fine
203Giving false information respecting an offenceBailableImprisonment for two years along with fine
210Fraudulently making false claim in courtBailableImprisonment for two years along with fine
213Taking gift, to screen an offender from punishmentBailableImprisonment for three to seven  years  along with fine
223Escape from confinement or custody negligently suffered by public servantBailableImprisonment for two years along with fine
228Intentionally insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceedingBailableImprisonment for 6 months along with fine of INR 1000
232Counterfeiting Indian coinNon bailableImprisonment for life or 10 years with fine
238Import or export of counterfeiting Indian coinNon bailableImprisonment for life or 10 years with fine
246Fraudulently diminishing weight of coinNon bailableImprisonment for 3 years with fine
255Counterfeiting of government stampNon bailableImprisonment for 3 years with fine
264Fraudulent use or false instrument for weighingBailableImprisonment for 1 year with fine
269Negligent act likely to spread infectious disease dangerous to lifeBailableImprisonment for 6 months  with fine
272Adulteration for food or drink intended for saleBailableImprisonment for 6 months with fine of INR 1000
274Adulteration of drugNon bailableImprisonment for 6 months with fine of INR 1000
275Sale of adulterated drugBailableImprisonment for 6 months  with fine of INR 1000
279Rash driving or riding on a public wayBailableImprisonment for 6 months  with fine of INR 1000
283Danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigationBailableINR 200
292Sale of obscene bookBailableImprisonment for 2 years with fine of INR 2000
295Injuring places of worship with an intent to insult the religion of any classnbImprisonment for 2 years with fine.
295ADeliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings of any class, by insulting religious beliefs.Non bailableImprisonment for 3 years with fine.
297Trespassing on burial placesBailableImprisonment for 1 years with fine.
302Punishment for murderNon bailableImprisonment for life term or capital punishment
304Punishment for Culpable homicide not amounting to murder.Non bailableImprisonment for 10 years with fine
304APunishment for  causing death by negligenceBailableImprisonment for 2 years.
304BDowry deathNon bailableImprisonment for 7 years up to life term.
306Abetment of suicideNon bailableImprisonment for 10 years with fine.
307Attempt to murderNon bailableImprisonment for 10 years with fine.
308Attempt to commit culpable homicideNon bailableImprisonment for 3-7 years with fine.
309Attempt to commit suicideBailableImprisonment for 1 year or  with fine.
318Concealment of birth by secret disposal of bodyBailableImprisonment for 2 years with fine.
323Causing hurtBailableImprisonment for 1 years with fine.
349Using forceBailableImprisonment for 3 months or with fine of INR 500
354DStalkingBailableImprisonment for 3 months or  with fine.
363Punishment for KidnappingBailableImprisonment for 7 months or  with fine
369Abduction of child under 10Non bailableImprisonment for 7 months or with fine
370Trafficking of personNon bailableImprisonment for 7-10  years or with fine
376Punishment for  RapeNon bailableRigorous imprisonment for life or not less than 7 years
376DGang rapeNon bailableImprisonment for 20 years which may extend till  life
377Unnatural offenceNon bailableImprisonment for 10 years which may extend till life
379Punishment for  TheftNon bailableImprisonment for 3 years and fine
384Punishment for  ExtortionNon bailableImprisonment for 3 years
392Punishment for   RobberyNon bailableImprisonment for 3 years and fine
395Punishment for  DacoityNon bailableImprisonment for 10 years and fine
406Punishment for  Criminal breach of trustNon bailableImprisonment for 3 years and fine
411Dishonestly receiving Stolen propertyNon bailableImprisonment for 3 years and fine
417Punishment for  CheatingBailableImprisonment for 1 years and fine
420Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of propertyNon bailableImprisonment for 7 years and fine
426Punishment for  MischiefBailableImprisonment for 3 months
447Punishment for Criminal trespassBailableImprisonment for 3 months and fine of INR 500
465ForgeryBailableImprisonment for 2 years and fine
477AFalsification of accountsBailableImprisonment for 2 years and fine
489ACounterfeiting currency notes or banknotesNon bailableImprisonment for life and fine
489CPossession of forged currency notes or banknotesBailableImprisonment for 7 years and fine
494Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wifeBailableImprisonment for 7 years and fine
496Marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriageBailableImprisonment for 7 years and fine
498Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intentBailableImprisonment for 2 years and fine
498AHusband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to crueltyNon bailableImprisonment for 3 years and fine
500Punishment for DefamationBailableImprisonment for 2 years and fine
506Criminal intimidationBailableImprisonment for 2 years for simple offence and 7 years  if threat is to cause death or grievous hurt
509Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a womanBailableImprisonment for 3 years and fine
510Misconduct in public by drunken personBailableImprisonment for 24 hours  and fine of INR 10

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