What is Section 495 IPC?

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  1. Same offence with concealment of former marriage from person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted —
    Whoever commits the offence defined in the last preceding section having concealed from the person with whom the subsequent marriage is contracted, the fact of the former marriage, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.
    CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
    Punishment
    —Imprisonment for 10 years and fine—Non-cognizable—Bailable— Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Non-compoundable.
    STATE AMENDMENT
    State of Andhra Pradesh :
    Punishment
    —Imprisonment for 10 years and fine—Cognizable—Non-bailable— Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Non-compoundable.
    Vide A.P. Act 3 of 1992, section 2 (w.e.f. 15-2-1992)

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