Difference Between Riot and Affray

January 7, 2023

The difference and essentials of both the offences are to be studied via table which is below:-

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Section 146 of IPCSection 159 of IPC  
Presence of unlawful assembly which means five or more personsPresence of atleast two or more persons  
It is a violent outbursts of the members of an unlawful assemblyIt is a fight between two or more people  
It scares the public peaceIt disturbs the public peace  
Force or violence is usedIt is a normal fight between two people  
More serious in natureLess serious in nature  
Punishment given u/s 147 with a imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2years with fine.Punishment given u/s 160 for a term which may extend to one month or punished with fine which may extend to 100 rupees or more.

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