Provision

Whoever kidnaps or abducts any person with intent to cause that person to be secretly and wrongfully confined, 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

This section punishes kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person. It says that whoever either kidnaps or abducts any person with the intention of causing that person to be secretly and wrongfully confined, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 7 years, and shall also be liable to fine. As is clear from the language of the section, the prosecution must prove that the intention of the kidnapper or the abductor, as the case may be, was to cause secret and wrongful confinement of the victim.



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