Provision

Whoever wrongfully confines any person for the purpose of extorting from the person confined, or from any person interested in the person confined, any property or valuable security or of constraining the person confined or any person interested in such person to do anything illegal or to give any information which may facilitate the commission of an offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply Put

Wrongful confinement to extort property, or constrain to illegal act has been made a punishable offence under this section. The section states that whoever wrongfully confines any person for the purpose of extorting either from him, or from any person who is interested in the person who has been confined, any property or valuable security or of constraining the person confined or any person interested in him either to do anything illegal or to give any information which may facilitate the commission of an offence, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 3 years, and shall also be liable to fine.



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