Provision

Whoever [voluntarily] causes grievous hurt on grave and sudden provocation, if he neither intends nor knows himself to be likely to cause grievous hurt to any person other than the person who gave the provocation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to four years, or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both.


Simply put

Voluntarily causing grievous hurt on grave and sudden provocation has been made a punishable offence under this section. The section states that whoever voluntarily causes grievous hurt on grave and sudden provocation shall, if he has no intention to cause grievous hurt to any person other than the giver of the provocation or he does not know himself to be likely to cause grievous hurt to any person other than the giver of the provocation, be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 4 years, or with fine extending up to 2000 rupees, or with both.



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