What if we have a Fake Gun ?- is it legal ?
What if we have a Fake Gun ?- is it legal ? Are we allowed to use fake guns in public for prank videos or as per our interest?
Let’s look at the laws behind this:
Videos are getting viral on social media of boys making prank videos from a fake gun. The gun is identical to the original gun until and unless you actually hold that gun. So many people get agitated and alarmed after seeing a boy holding a gun in public. This sometimes incites the public and there may be a stampede.
And if a complaint is lodged against the person then he may be held by the police.
Section 505 in The Indian Penal Code
505. Statements conducing to public mischief.
(1) ] Whoever makes, publishes, or circulates any statement, rumor, or report,—
(a) with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, any officer, soldier, 3[sailor or airman] in the Army, 4[Navy or Air Force] 5[of India] to mutiny 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 offense against the State or against the public tranquility; or
(c) with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offense against any other class or community, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to 6[three years], or with fine, or with both.
(2) Statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred, or ill-will between classes.—Whoever makes, publishes, or circulates any statement or report containing rumor 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 which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
(3) Offence under sub-section (2) committed in place of worship, etc.—Whoever commits an offense specified in sub-section (2) in any place of worship or in any assembly engaged in the performance of religious worship or religious ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine.
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