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Theft in dwelling house, etc.

Section 380. Theft in dwelling house, etc.

Whoever commits theft in any building, tent or vessel, which building, tent or vessel is used as a human dwelling, or used for the custody of property, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine


State of Tamil Nadu:

Section 380 of Indian Code (Central Act XLV of 1860) (hereinafter in this Part referred to as the principal Act) shall be renumbered as sub-section (1) of that section and after sub-section (1) as so renumbered, the following sub-section shall be added, namely: -

"(2) Whoever commits theft in respect of any idol or icon in any building used as a place of worship shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than two years but which may extend to three years and with fine which shall not be less than two thousand rupees:

Provided that the court may, for adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than two years."

[Vide Tamil Nadu Act 28 of 1993, sec. 2 (w.e.f 13-7-1993)].

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