Provision

Whoever takes or agrees or consents to take any gratification under pretence or on account of helping any person to recover any movable property of which he shall have been deprived by any offence
punishable under this Code, shall, unless he uses all means in his power to cause the offender to be apprehended and convicted of the offence, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.


Simply put

This section punishes taking etc. of gratification on the pretext of helping a person to get back his property of which he was deprived previously, without apprehending the criminal who was responsible for the deprivation. There are professional truckers who are in league with criminals who specialise in depriving others of movable properties by committing theft and other offences. They then charge money on the understanding that the property would be restored.
This section takes care of such professionals also. The section states that whoever either takes, or agrees to take, or consents to take, any gratification, either under pretense or on account, of helping any person to recover any movable property of which he shall have been deprived by the commission of any offence under the Indian Penal Code, shall be punished, unless he uses all means in his power to cause the offender to be apprehended and convicted of the offence, with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending upto 2 years, or with fine, or with both.



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