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Indian Penal Code -

442. House-trespass.—

    1. Whoever commits criminal trespass by entering into or remaining in any building, tent or vessel used as a human dwelling or any building used as a place for worship, or as a place for the custody of property, is said to commit “house-trespass”.

Explanation.The introduction of any part of the criminal trespasser's body is entering sufficient to constitute house-trespass.




  1. Ins. by Act 8 of 1882, s. 10
  2. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., for “transportation for life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).

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