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CHAPTER XXII
OF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT AND ANNOYANCE
503. Criminal Intimidation: Whoever threatens another with any injury to his person,
reputation or property, or to the person or reputation of any one in whom that person is
interested, with intent to cause alarm to that person, or to cause that person to do any act
which he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do any act which that person is legally
entitled to do, as the means of avoiding the execution of such threat, commits criminal
intimidation.

Explanation : A threat to injure the reputation of any deceased person in whom the person
threatened is interested, is within this section.
Illustration
A, for the purpose of inducing B to desist from prosecuting a civil suit, threatens to burn
B's house. A is guilty of criminal intimidation.
504. Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace : Whoever
intentionally insults, and thereby gives provocation to any person, intending or knowing it
to be likely that such provocation will cause him to break the public peace, or to commit
any other offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term
which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
505. Statements conducing to public mischief: (1) Whoever makes, publishes, or
circulates any statement, rumour or report--
(a) with intent to cause or incite, or which is likely to cause or incite, any officer, soldier,
sailor, or airman in the Army, Navy or Air Force of Pakistan to mutiny, offence or otherwise
disregard or fail in his duty as such ; or
(b) with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public or to any
section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against
the State or against the public tranquillity; or
(c) with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to
commit any offence against any other class or community,
shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and with
fine.
(2) Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement or report containing rumour or
alarming news with intent to create or promote, or which is likely to create or promote, on
grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any
other ground whatsoever, feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious,
racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, shall be punished with
imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and with fine.
Explanation: It does not amount to an offence within the meaning of this section, when the
person making, publishing or circulating any such statement, rumour or report has
reasonable grounds for believing that such statement, rumour or report is true and makes,
publishes or circulates it in good faith and without any such intent as aforesaid.
506. Punishment for criminal intimidation: Whoever commences the offence of criminal
intimidation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which
may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

If threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, etc.: And if the threat be to cause death or
grievous hurt, or to cause the destruction of any property by fire, or to cause an offence
punishable with death or imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may
extend to seven years, or to impute unchastity to a woman, shall be punished with
imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with
fine, or with both.
507. Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication: Whoever commits the
offence of criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication, or having taken
precaution to conceal the name or abode of the person from whom the threat comes, shall
be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two
years, in addition to the punishment provided for the offence by the last preceding section.
508. Act caused by inducing person to believe that he will be rendered an object of
Divine displeasure: Whoever voluntarily causes or attempts to cause any person to do
anything which that person is not legally bound to do or to omit to do anything which he is
legally entitled to do, by inducing or attempting to induce that person to believe that he or
any person in whom he is interested will become or will be rendered by some act of the
offender an object of Divine displeasure if he does not to the thing which it is the object of
the offender to cause him to do, or if he does the thing which it is object of the offender to
cause to him to omit shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term
which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.
Illustrations
(a) A suits dhurna at Z's door with the intention of causing it to be believed that, by so
sitting, he renders 2 an object of divine displeasure, A has committed the offence defined
fn this section.
(b) A threatens Z that, unless Z performs a certain act, A wilt kill one of A's own children,
under such circumstances that the killing would be believed to render Z an object of Divine
displeasure. A has committed the offence defined in this section.
509. Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman: Whoever,
intending to insult the modesty of any woman, utters any word, makes any sound or
gesture, or exhibits any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that
such gesture or object shall be seen, by such woman, or intrudes upon the privacy of such
woman, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one
year, or with fine, or with both.
510. Misconduct in public by a drunken person: Whoever, in a, state of intoxication,
appears in any public place, or in any place which it is a trespass in him to enter, and
there conducts himself in such a manner as to cause annoyance to any person be
punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty-four hours, or
with fine which may extend to ten rupees, or with both.
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