Indian Penal Code IPC 502 PDF
IPC 502 Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter
Whoever sells or offers for sale any printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing that it contains such matter, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
What is IPC 502, Section 502 Indian Penal Code
Section IPC 502: Sale of Printed or Engraved Substance Containing Defamatory Matter
- IPC 502 addresses situations where a person sells, offers for sale, or distributes any printed or engraved substance that contains defamatory matter.
- The term “defamatory matter” refers to content that harms a person’s reputation by falsely damaging their character.
- This section is primarily concerned with actions that involve the dissemination of defamatory material through printed or engraved forms.
- IPC 502 aims to prevent and penalize the sale or distribution of material that can harm someone’s reputation.
The punishment for offenses under IPC 502 includes imprisonment for up to two years, a fine, or both.