Provision

Whoever, knowing that any person has been kidnapped or has been abducted, wrongfully conceals or confines such person, shall be punished in the same manner as if he had kidnapped or abducted such person with the same intention or knowledge, or for the same purpose as that with or for which he conceals or detains such person in confinement.


Simply Put

This section punishes wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement a kidnapped or abducted person. It states that whoever, with the knowledge that any person has been kidnapped or abducted, either wrongfully conceals or confines such person, shall be punished in the same manner as if he had either kidnapped or abducted such person with the same intention or knowledge, or for the same purpose as that with or for which he conceals or detains such person in confinement. The section is attracted when there is wrongful concealment or confinement of a victim with the knowledge that the victim has been kidnapped or abducted. The punishment of the offender under this section shall be in the same manner as if the victim had been kidnapped or abducted with the same intention or knowledge or for the same purpose as that with or for which the offender conceals or detains the victim in confinement.



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