426. Punishment for mischief.
Whoever commits mischief shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Punishment—Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine, or both—Non-cognizable— Bailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Compoundable by the person to whom the loss or damage is caused.