Section 148. Rioting, armed with deadly weapon

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Revolting, equipped with lethal weapon:


While area 147 recommended punishment for revolting, this part manages discipline for revolting while at the same time being furnished with destructive weapon or with anything which, utilized as a weapon of offense, is probably going to cause demise. It says that whoever is liable of the offense of revolting while he is outfitted with dangerous weapon or anything which, utilized as a weapon of offense, is probably going to cause passing, will be rebuffed with straightforward or thorough detainment for a term stretching out as long as three years, or with fine, or with both.


As is normal the punishment recommended under this part is nearly more extreme than that under the first segment on the grounds that here the individual from an unlawful get together is equipped with dangerous weapon or with anything which, utilized as a weapon of offense, is probably going to cause passing. The threat to public harmony is more noteworthy here thus a severer punishment has been given. In the event that an individual isn't outfitted with a destructive weapon, or is equipped with something which can't be utilized as a weapon of offense by any means, this segment doesn't have any significant bearing.


An offense under this segment is particular from one which may be submitted in indictment of the normal object of the unlawful gathering. Subsequently, separate disciplines could be passed under this segment and under area 324 of the Code.

Where certain people who were endeavoring to pirate packs of cardamom across the line, didn't utilize any power against the police who stood up to them, conviction under segment 148 of the Code was saved, despite the fact that it was demonstrated that the denounced had discharged a few shots the course of which couldn't be determined in light of the fact that the episode occurred in murkiness.

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that utilization of lethal weapon isn't important to be demonstrated and simply being outfitted with such weapon is sufficient for conviction under this part.

The Supreme Court has held that where there was neither any proof that the blamed people were furnished nor that they had submitted any unmistakable demonstrations, segments 147 and

148 of the Code couldn't be applied just on the ground that they were additionally present in a horde of fifty or sixty people when a battle occurred.

The offense under this part is congnizable, bailable and non-compoundable, and is offense by court of meeting, metropolitan justice or officer of the top of the line.