IPC 131: Section 131 of the Indian Penal Code

Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty

Whoever abets the committing of mutiny by an officer, soldier, sailor or airman, in the Army, Navy or Air Force of the Government of India or attempts to seduce any such officer, soldier, sailor or airman from his allegiance or his duty, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


  1. In this section the words “officer”, “soldier”, “sailor” and “airman” include any person subject to the 1Army Act, 1the Army Act, 1950 (46 of 1950), the Naval Discipline Act, 1the Indian Navy (Discipline) Act,1934 (34 of 1934) 1the Air Force Act or 1the Air Force Act, 1950 (45 of 1950), as the case may be.