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What Kind Of Punishment For Just Belonging To Gang Of Thieves?



Anyone who belongs to a gang of thieves will be punished under section 401 of IPC for a period of rigorous imprisonment which may extend to ten years and shall also be liable to fine.


Section. 401 - Punishment for belonging to Gang of thieves


Whoever, at any time after the passing of this Act, shall belong to any wandering or other gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing theft or robbery, and not being a gang of thugs or dacoits, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Classification u/schedule 1 CrPC


Offence - Belonging to a wandering gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing thefts


Punishment - Rigorous Imprisonment for 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance - Cognizable


Bail - Non-Bailable


Triable By - Magistrate First Class



Composition u/s 320 CrPC


Offence is NOT listed under Compoundable Offences.



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