Abetting commission of offence by the public or by more than ten persons is defined under section 117 of ipc. Provisions under IPC section 117 explained here:

What is Section 117 IPC:

Whoever abets the commission of an offence by the public generally or by any number or class of persons exceeding ten, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.


  1. A affixes in a public place a placard instigating a sect consisting of more than ten members to meet at a certain time and place, for the purpose of attacking the members of an adverse sect, while engaged in a procession. A has committed the offence defined in this section.


Punishment – Imprisonment for 3 years , or fine, or both— According as offence abetted is cognizable or non cognizable –  According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable — Triable by court by which offence abetted is triable–Non-compoundable.

Section 117 IPC Explanation:

If public or more than ten persons abets the commission of an offence then they will be imprisoned for a term that may extend up to three years or with fine or with fine and imprisonment both.

Read Complete Indian Penal Code (IPC) in a Proper way

Free Download IPC Bare Act 1860 PDF eBook


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here