Full Statute Name:  Section 429, Indian Penal Code, 1860

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Popular Title:  Killing or Maiming Cattle Primary Citation:  45 of 1860 Country of Origin:  India Last Checked:  May, 2022 Historical: 
Summary: Killing, poisoning, maiming, or 'rendering useless' cattle, including elephants, or any other animal worth over fifty rupees, is a criminal offence.

Section 429 in The Indian Penal Code, 1860

429. Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees.—Whoever commits mis­chief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless, any elephant, camel, horse, mule, buffalo, bull, cow or ox, whatever may be the value thereof, or any other animal of the value of fifty rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both.

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