Provision

Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will there byoutrage her modesty, shall 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 an assault on, or use of criminal force to, a woman with the intention of outraging her modesty or with the knowledge that it is likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty. The section says that whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any woman with the intention of outraging her modesty or with the knowledge that it is likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to two years, or with fine, or with both.



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