What is Section 117 IPC?

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  1. Abetting commission of offence by the public or by more than ten persons —
    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.
    Illustration
    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.
    CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
    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—Noncompoundable.

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