Section 3 Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984

 

Section 3 Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984: 


Mischief causing damage to public property.—

(1) Whoever commits mischief by doing any act in respect of any public property, other than public property of the nature referred to in sub-section (2), shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and with fine.

(2) Whoever commits mischief by doing any act in respect of any public property being—

(a) any building, installation or other property used in connection with the production, distribution or supply of water, light, power or energy;

(b) any oil installations;

(c) any sewage works;

(d) any mine or factory;

(e) any means of public transportation or of tele-communications, or any building, installation or other property used in connection therewith, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months, but which may extend to five years and with fine: Provided that the court may, for reasons to be recorded in its judgment, award a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than six months.


Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Leading Case Law Related to Section 3 Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984:  

Kanwar Pal Singh vs The State Of Uttar Pradesh on 18 December, 2019

Himachal Pradesh Cricket vs The State Of Himachal Pradesh on 2 November, 2018

Chandra Prakash vs State Of Rajasthan on 9 May, 1947

The State Of Kerala vs K.Ajith on 28 July, 2021

Shaikh Majid And Anr vs State Of Maharashtra And Ors on 21 January, 2008

State Of Maharashtra Etc. Etc vs Som Nath Thapa, Etc. Etc on 12 April, 1996

State Of Gujarat vs Salimbhai Abdulgaffar Shaikh & on 8 September, 2003

State Of Maharashtra vs Kamal Ahmed Mohd. Vakil Ansari & on 14 March, 2013

Chandra Prakash vs State Of Rajasthan on 9 May, 2014

T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad vs Union Of India & Ors. on 20 January, 1999



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