Provision

Whoever kidnaps or abducts any woman with intent that she may be compelled, or knowing it to be likely that she will be compelled, to marry any person against her will, or in order that she may be forced or seduced to illicit intercourse, or knowing it to be likely that she will be forced or seduced to illicit intercourse, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine; [and whoever, by means of criminal intimidation as defined in this Code or of abuse of authority or any other method of compulsion, induces any woman to go from any place with intent that she may be, or knowing that it is likely that she will be, forced or seduced to illicit intercourse with another person shall also be punishable as aforesaid].


Simply Put

This section punishes kidnapping, abducting or inducing a woman to compel her marriage etc. It says that whoever either kidnaps or abducts any woman with the intention that she may be compelled, or with the knowledge that it was likely that she will be compelled, to marry any person against her will, or in order that she may either be forced or seduced to illicit intercourse, or with the knowledge that it was likely that she will either be forced or seduced to illicit intercourse, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine; and whoever, either by means of criminal intimidation as defined under section 503 of the Indian Penal Code or of abuse of authority or any other method of compulsion, induces any woman to go from any place with the intention that she may be, or with the knowledge that it is likely that she will be, either forced or seduced to illicit intercourse with another person, shall also be punishable with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.



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