Provision

Whoever abets the commission of an offence punishable with death or [imprisonment for life], shall, if that offence be not committed in consequence of the abetment, and no express provision is made by this Code for the punishment of such abetment, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine if act causing harm be done in consequence.

If act causing harm be done in consequence :if any act for which the abettor is liable in consequence of the abetment, and which causes hurt to any person, is done, the abettor shall be liable to imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to fourteen years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply Put

Any person who abets an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or death shall be punished with imprisonment for a term that may extend to seven years even though the offence committed was not the result of the abetment or shall also be liable to pay fine when the act was direct consequence of the abetment then the abettor shall be liable to imprisonment for a term which may extend to fourteen years, and shall also be liable to pay fine.



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