When two or more persons, by fighting in a public place, disturb the public peace, they are said to "commit an affray". And whoever commits an affray, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with both.
The word “affray” means a tussle or fighting between two or more persons, and there must be a stroke hit or offered, or a weapon drawn. When two or more individuals fight in public and thereby disturbs the peace of the people around them than they are said to have committed crime. This crime is known as committing an affray.
Section 159 of the Indian Penal Code provides that ‘Affray’ is defined as “When two or more persons by way of a brawl in a public place, disturb the public peace, they are said to commit an offence of affray.”
The punishment for committing the offence of affray is imprisonment for a term prescribed or may extend to one or fine up to one hundred rupees and shall be both simultaneously provide in Section 160 of the IPC.
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