Provision

Whoever, having been convicted,-

(a) by a Court in [India], of an offence punishable under Chapter XII or Chapter XVII of this Code with imprisonment of either description for a term of three years or upwards, shall be guilty of any offence punishable under either of those Chapters with like imprisonment for the like term, shall be subject for every such subsequent offence to [imprisonment for life] or to imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years.


Simply put

A person previously convicted under Chapter XII or Chapter XVII of this code with imprisonment up to three years or more will be guilty of any offence punishable under either of those chapters with the same term of imprisonment as mentioned in the section and for any subsequent offence shall be imprisoned for life or imprisonment for the term that might extend up to ten years.



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