Provision

Whoever, at any time after the passing of this Act, shall belong to any wandering or other gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing theft or robbery, and not being a gang of thugs or dacoits, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply Put

This section punishes a person who belongs to a gang of thieves or robbers. It states that whoever, at any time after the passing of this Act, shall belong to either any wandering gang or any other gang of persons associated for the purpose of habitually committing either theft or robbery, and not being a gang of thugs or dacoits, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



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