Provision

Whoever wrongfully restrains any person shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.


Simply put

The offence of wrongful restraint defined under section 339 is punished under this section. This section states that whoever wrongfully restrains any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term extending up to 1 month, or with fine extending up to 500 rupees, or with both. The penalty of simple imprisonment and not rigorous and that too for a short duration shows that the offence of wrongful restraint is not regarded as serious.



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