Provision

Whoever wrongfully confines any person shall be punished with simple imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.


Simply put

The essential elements of Wrongful Confinement are:
1) Wrongful restraint of a person or total restraint or complete deprivation of liberty without lawful justification. 
2) Such restraint must prevent the person from proceeding beyond certain circumscribing limits. Section 342 prescribes punishment for wrongful confinement, which may extend to imprisonment of either description for 1 year, or fine up to 500 rupees or with both.



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