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Section 77A, Information Technology Act 2000: Compounding of Offences

Information Technology Act 2000

Chapter XI (Offences)

Section 77A (Compounding of offences)

❝A court of competent jurisdiction may compound offences, other than offences for which the punishment for life or imprisonment for a term exceeding three years has been provided, under this Act:

Provided that the court shall not compound such offence where the accused is, by reason of his previous conviction, liable to either enhanced punishment or to a punishment of a different kind:

Provided further that the court shall not compound any offence where such offence affects the socio economic conditions of the country or has been committed against a child below the age of 18 years or a woman.

(2) The person accused of an offence under this Act may file an application for compounding in the court in which offence is pending for trial and the provisions of sections 265B and 265C of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) shall apply.❞



Section 77A was newly inserted by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 w.e.f. 27 Oct 2009.

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