Provision

Whoever kidnaps or abducts any person or keeps a person in detention after such kidnapping or abduction, and threatens to cause death or hurt to such person, or by his conduct gives rise to a reasonable appreension that such person may be put to death or hurt, or causes hurt or death to such person in order to compel the Government or any foreign State or international inter-governmental organisation or any other person to do or abstain from doing any act or to pay a ransom, shall be punishable with death or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply Put

This section penalises kidnapping or abduction for ransom etc. It states that whoever either kidnaps or abducts any person or keeps a person in detention after such kidnapping or abduction, and threatens to cause either death or hurt to such person, or by his conduct gives rise to a reasonable apprehension that such person may be put to death or hurt, or causes death or hurt to such person in order to compel either the government or any foreign state of International, inter-governmental organisation or any other person to do or to abstain from doing any act or to pay a ransom, shall be punishable with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.



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