Indian Penal Code IPC 501 PDF
IPC 501 Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory
Whoever prints or engraves any matter, knowing or having good reason to believe that such matter is defamatory of any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
What is IPC 501, Section 501 Indian Penal Code
Section IPC 501: Printing or Engraving Matter Known to be Defamatory
- IPC 501 makes it an offense to print or engrave any matter known to be defamatory about a person, with the intent to defame that person.
- The term “defamatory” refers to statements or content that harm a person’s reputation by falsely damaging their character.
- This section is intended to prevent the malicious printing or engraving of defamatory material with the purpose of harming someone’s reputation.
- The punishment for offenses under IPC 501 includes imprisonment for up to two years, a fine, or both.