What is Section 501 IPC?

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  1. Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory —
    Whoever prints or engraves any matter, knowing or having good reason to believe that such matter is defamatory of any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
    CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
    Para I: Punishment—Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both—Noncognizable— Bailable—Triable by Court of Session—Compoundable by the person
    defamed.
    Para II: Punishment—Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both—Noncognizable— Bailable—Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Noncompoundable.

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