Blackmail,Criminal intimidation
Punishment for blackmailing under Indian law
What is the punishment for blackmailing under Indian law?
By  Angshuman Chaudhary  |  18 May 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Vishal Kumar Thakur
Advocate

Blackmailing amounts to Criminal intimidation, which is well defined in the Indian Penal Code section 503 as :- Whoever threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property, or to the person or reputation of any one in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause alarm to that person, or to cause that person to do any act which he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do any act which that person is legally entitled to do, as the means of avoiding the execution of such threat, commits criminal intimidation.The offence of Criminal intimidation can be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

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