Provision

Whoever,knowing or having reason to believe that any persons are about to commit or have recently committed robbery or dacoity, harbours them or any of them, with the intention of facilitating the commission of such robbery or dacoity or of screening them or any of them from punishment, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply Put

This section was inserted by the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1894 and it supplements sections 212 and 216 by providing penalty for harbouring robbers or dacoits. The section says that whoever either has knowledge or has reason to believe that any persons are either about to commit robbery or dacoity or have recently committed robbery of dacoity, and harbours them or any of them with the intention of facilitating the commission of such robbery or dacoity or of screening them or any of them from punishment, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 7 years, and shall also be liable to fine.



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