Provision

Whoever voluntarily causes hurt, for the purpose of extorting from the sufferer, or from any person interested in the sufferer, any property or valuable security, or of constraining the sufferer or any person interested in such sufferer to do anything which is illegal or which may facilitate the commission of an offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply Put

This section penalises voluntarily causing hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal act. It says that whoever causes hurt for the purpose of extorting any property or valuable security either from the sufferer or from any person interested in the sufferer, or of constraining either the sufferer or any person interested in such sufferer to do anything which is illegal or which may facilitate the commission of an offence, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine. The section requires voluntary causing of hurt.



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