Dacoity section 391 IPC

Section 391 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) relates to the offense of “Dacoity.” Dacoity refers to a form of organized robbery or group robbery, typically involving a group of five or more individuals. The section defines the offense and prescribes the punishment for those found guilty.According to Section 391 of the IPC:”When five or more persons conjointly commit or attempt to commit a robbery, or where the whole number of persons conjointly committing or attempting to commit a robbery, and persons present and aiding such commission or attempt, amount to five or more, every person so committing, attempting or aiding is said to commit “dacoity”.”In simple terms, if five or more individuals participate in a robbery together, or if the total number of robbers, including those directly involved and those aiding in the commission of the crime, is five or more, then it is considered dacoity.The punishment for dacoity is severe under Indian law. As per Section 395 of the IPC, anyone found guilty of dacoity can be punished with imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, along with a fine.It’s important to note that the specifics of criminal law can vary across jurisdictions. The information provided here pertains to the Indian Penal Code and may not be applicable in other countries

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