Section 315 BNS – Section 315 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 315 BNS or Section 315 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Dishonest misappropriation of Property possessed by deceased person at the time of his death

Section 315 of BNS is part of CHAPTER XVII OF OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act

Definition of Section 315 BNS

Whoever dishonestly misappropriates or converts to his own use any property, knowing that such property was in the possession of a deceased person at the time of that person’s decease, and has not since been in the possession of any person legally entitled to such possession, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine, and if the offender at the time of such person’s decease was employed by him as a clerk or servant, the imprisonment may extend to seven years.


Z dies in possession of furniture and money. His servant A, before the money comes into the possession of any person entitled to such possession, dishonestly misappropriates it. A has committed the offence defined in this section.

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