Provision

Whoever abets the commission of an offence shall, if the person abetted does the act with a different intention or knowledge from that of the abettor, be punished with the punishment provided for the offence which would have been committed if the act had been done with the intention or knowledge of the abettor and with no other.


Simply put

If a person abets in the commission of an offence without the intention or knowledge of doing so then the person will be punished assuming as if the offence was committed with an intention and knowledge of committing the act of abetment. The person will be punished assuming as if he/she had the intention and knowledge both to commit the act.



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