Section 58 BNS – Section 58 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 58 BNS or Section 58 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Concealing design to commit offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life.

Section 58 of BNS is part of CHAPTER IV OF ABETMENT, CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY AND ATTEMPT in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 58 BNS

Whoever intending to facilitate or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby
facilitate the commission of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life,
voluntarily conceals by any act or omission, or by the use of encryption or any other
information hiding tool, the existence of a design to commit such offence or makes any representation which he knows to be false respecting such design shall,––

(a) if that offence be committed, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years; or
(b) if the offence be not committed, with imprisonment of either description, for
a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine. Illustration.

A, knowing that dacoity is about to be committed at B, falsely informs the Magistrate
that a dacoity is about to be committed at C, a place in an opposite direction, and thereby misleads the Magistrate with intent to facilitate the commission of the offence. The dacoity is committed at B in pursuance of the design. A is punishable under this section.




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