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IPC 359-374: Kidnapping, Abduction, Slavery, Forced Labour

IPC 359-374: Kidnapping, Abduction, Slavery, Forced Labour


1. Section 359-374 of the Indian Penal Code deals with kidnapping, abduction, slavery and forced labor. 
2. Kidnapping refers to the action of takinga person by force, threat, or deceit and holding them captive against their will. Kidnapping may be done for ransom, personal agenda or political reasons. 
3. Abduction is illegal taking away a person by persuasion, fraud, force or violence. 
4. Section 359 of the Indian Penal Code defines kidnapping as two kinds:
4.1.    Kidnapping from India, and 
4.2.    Kidnapping from lawful guardianship. 
5.  Section 360 IPC defines kidnapping from India. It states that, whoever conveys any person beyond the limits of India without the consent of that person, or of some person legally allowed to consent on behalf of that person, is said to kidnap that person from India. 
6. Section 361 IPC defines kidnapping from lawful guardianship. It states that- Whoever takes or entices any minor under sixteen …