Provision

1) Whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with death, [imprisonment for life] or rigorous imprisonment for a term of two years or upwards, shall, where no express provision is made in this Code for the punishment of such a conspiracy, be punished in the same manner as if he had abetted such offence.

2) Whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy other than a criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable as aforesaid shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding six months, or with fine or with both.


Simply put

1) Whoever is a party to the criminal conspiracy for the offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term of two years or more will be punished in the same manner as if he/she had abetted such offence in case there is no express provision provided.

2) Whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy other than the offence punishable with aforementioned punishment then he/she will be punished will imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or with fine or with fine and imprisonment both.



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