326A. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid etc.
Whoever causes permanent or partial damage or deformity to, or bums or maims or disfigures or disables, any part or parts of the body of a person or causes grievous hurt by throwing acid on or by administering acid to that person, or by using any other means with the intention of causing or with the knowledge that he is likely to cause such injury or hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to imprisonment for life, and with fine;
Provided that such fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses of the treatment of the victim;
Provided further that any fine imposed under this section shall be paid to the victim.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Punishment—Imprisonment for not less than 10 years but which may extend to Imprisonment for life and fine to be paid to the victim— Cognizable—Non-bailable—Triable by Court of Session.
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