Section 346 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 – Explained!
The section requires proof of wrongful confinement of the victim by the accused. The manner of the confinement must show a particular intention on the part of the accused. This intention must be that no one interested in the victim may know that the victim is being confined, or any public servant may not know that the victim is being confined, or such abovementioned person or public servant may not know or may not discover the place where the victim is being wrongfully confined.
The offence under this section is cognizable, bailable and compoundable when permitted by the court trying the case, and is triable by magistrate of the first class.