Indian Penal Code IPC 500 PDF
IPC 500 Punishment for defamation
Whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
What is IPC 500 , Section 500 Indian Penal Code
In essence, if a person makes a statement or publishes something that harms the reputation of another individual, and such a statement is false and made with the intent to harm their reputation, they can be charged with defamation under Section 500 of the IPC. The punishment for defamation may include simple imprisonment for up to two years, a fine, or both, depending on the discretion of the court. Defamation cases often involve disputes over statements made in spoken or written form that have the potential to damage a person’s reputation.