451. House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment.
Whoever commits house-trespass in order to the committing of any offence punishable with imprisonment, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, and shall also be liable to fine; and if the offence intended to be committed is theft, the term of the imprisonment may be extended to seven years.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Para I: Punishment—Imprisonment for 2 years and fine—Cognizable—Bailable— Triable by any Magistrate.
Para II: Punishment—Imprisonment for 7 years and fine—Cognizable—Non- bailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Compoundable by the person in possession of the house trespassed upon with the permission of the court.