Provision

Whoever voluntarily causes hurt, for the purpose of extorting from the sufferer or from any person interested in the sufferer, any confession or any information which may lead to the detection of an offence or misconduct, or for the purpose of constraining the sufferer or any person interested in the sufferer to restore or to cause the restoration of any property or valuable security or to satisfy any claim or demand, or to give information which may lead to the restoration of any property or valuable security, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply Put

Voluntarily causing hurt to extort confession or to compel restoration of property has been punished under this section. The section states that whoever voluntarily causes hurt for the purpose of extorting, either from the sufferer or from any person interested in the sufferer, any confession or any information which may lead to the detection of an offence or misconduct, or for the purpose of constraining the sufferer or any person interested in the sufferer to either restore or to cause the restoration of any property or valuable security or to satisfy either any claim or demand, or to give information which may lead to the restoration of any property or valuable security, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 7 years, and shall also be liable to fine.



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