called the Indian Penal Code, and shall 3*[extend to the whole of Punishment of offences committed beyond, but which by law may be tried within, India. 3. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF LAW. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Full text containing the act, Indian Penal Code, , with all the sections, schedules, short title, enactment date, and footnotes.

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Long Title: It is expedient to provide a general Penal Code for india Punishment of offences committed beyond, but which by law may be tried. This Act shall be called the Indian Penal Code, and shall 1[extend to the whole Any person liable, by any 1(Indian law) to be tried for an offence committed. This Act shall be called the Indian Penal Code, and shall 3*[extend to the whole of. India 4*[except the State of Jammu and Kashmir]]. 2. Punishment of offences.

A Foreigner, can neither take the plea of ignorance of the law, nor that He was unaware of the criminal nature of act in question since it was not an offence in his country. Thus a foreigner who initiates an offence outside India that takes effect on Indian Territory is liable under the Indian penal code.

It refers to offences committed by anyone.

The code declared that every person shall be liable to punishment under the Code for every act or omission. For instance, the law provides immunity from criminal prosecution to high dignitaries, the heads of foreign governments, ambassadors, diplomatic agents, consuls. Territorial Waters Jurisdiction: It is universally recognized that every State has jurisdiction over the waters adjacent to its land-boundaries called the maritime belt or territorial waters. Thus a person may be held liable under the penal code for committing offences beyond the territory of India.

Section 3 gives criminal Jurisdiction to the courts to try for an offence committed by a person beyond the territory of India provided such a person is subject to the Indian law.

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Clause 3 has been added in section 4 of the penal code by the Information Technology amendment act, with a view to make offences targeting a computers resource located in India from aboard punishable under the Indian penal Code. A person committing a crime on board, whether an Indian citizen or foreigner , is amenable to the Indian courts, if the vessel is flying an Indian flag and is registered in India.


Pakistani citizen, while staying at Karachi, made false representations to the complainant at Bombay through letters, telephone calls and telegrams and induced the complainant to part with money amounting to over rupees five and half lakh to the agents of the accused at Bombay, so that rice could be shipped from Karachi to India as per agreement. But the rice was never supplied.

The accused was arrested, while he was in England, and brought to 8 Bombay as a result of extradition proceedings, where he was prosecuted and convicted under section read with section of the Penal Code for cheating that have occurred in Bombay by the Trial Court.

His conviction was confirmed by the high court. The plane arrived in Bombay on the 28th but the respondent did not come out of the plane. The Customs Authorities examined the manifest of the aircraft to see if any gold was consigned by any passenger, and not finding any entry they entered the plane, searched the respondent, recovered the gold and charged him with an offence under ss.

The respondent was convicted by the Magistrate, but acquitted by the High Court on appeal. In the appeal by the State to the Supreme Court, the respondent sought to support the judgment of the High Court by contending that Mens rea was an essential ingredient of the offence charged and as, it was not disputed by the prosecution that the respondent was not aware of the notification of the Reserve Bank, he could not be found guilty.

From , the Supreme Court ordered the respondents to block these advertisements several times. Appellant Fatima bibi was a citizen of mauritius and her son and daughter-in-law were residing at kuwait. Appellant had been visiting India on Visas and staying in the India with her relative in Gujarat.

It is possible to give the section a construction which is not inconsistent with the English statute but in any case it could not assume that the Indian Legislature had jurisdiction in the 5 www. To use this Network, law enforcement agents seeking assistance from a foreign Participant, may contact the hour point of contact in their own state or autonomous law enforcement jurisdiction, and this individual or entity will, if appropriate, contact his or her counterpart in the foreign Participant.

Participants in the Network have committed to make their best efforts to ensure that Internet Service Providers freeze the information sought by a requesting Participant as quickly as possible.

Participants have further committed to make their best efforts to produce information expeditiously. It has further empowered to issue guidelines, advisories, vulnerabilities, notes and white papers relating to information security practices, procedures, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents.

However, some important case laws have been pronounced by Indian courts.

Section 65B deals with the admissibility of the electronic record. The purpose of these provisions is to sanctify secondary evidence in electronic form, generated by a computer. It may be noted that the Section starts with a non obstante clause.

Thus, notwithstanding anything contained in the Evidence Act, any information contained in an electronic record which is printed on a paper, stored, recorded or copied in optical or magnetic media produced by a computer shall be deemed to be a document only if the conditions mentioned under sub-Section 2 are satisfied, without further proof or production of the original.

The very admissibility of such a document, i. The Indian Penal Code of , sub-divided into 23 chapters, comprises sections. The Code starts with an introduction, provides explanations and exceptions used in it, and covers a wide range of offences.

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The Outline is presented in the following table: Various sections of the Indian Penal Code are controversial. They are challenged in courts claiming as against constitution of India. Also there is demand for abolition of some controversial IPC sections completely or partially. Whoever, voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment of life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

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Explanation - Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offence described in this section. The Section of the Indian Penal Code deals with an unsuccessful attempt to suicide.

Attempting to commit suicide and doing any act towards the commission of the offence is punishable with imprisonment up to one year or with fine or with both. Considering long-standing demand and recommendations of the Law Commission of India , which has repeatedly endorsed the repeal of this section, the Government of India in December decided to decriminalise attempt to commit suicide by dropping Section of IPC from the statute book.

Though this decision found favour with most of the states, a few others argued that it would make law enforcement agencies helpless against people who resort to fast unto death, self-immolation, etc. In an August ruling, the Rajasthan High Court made the Jain practice of undertaking voluntary death by fasting at the end of a person's life, known as Santhara , punishable under sections and of the IPC.

This led to some controversy, with some sections of the Jain community urging the Prime Minister to move the Supreme Court against the order.

It stayed the decision of the High Court and lifted the ban on the practice. The Section of the Indian Penal Code has been criticised on the one hand for allegedly treating woman as the private property of her husband, and on the other hand for giving women complete protection against punishment for adultery. Adultery continues to be a ground for seeking divorce in a Civil Court, but is no longer a criminal offence in India. Sections B criminal conspiracy , war against the Government of India , mutiny , false evidence to procure conviction for a capital offence , , murder , abetting suicide , A kidnapping for ransom , A banditry with murder , A rape have death penalty as punishment.

There is ongoing debate for abolishing capital punishment. In , the Malimath Committee submitted its report recommending several far-reaching penal reforms including separation of investigation and prosecution similar to the CPS in the UK to streamline criminal justice system.

The Code has been amended several times. The Code is universally acknowledged as a cogently drafted code, ahead of its time.

It has substantially survived for over years in several jurisdictions without major amendments. For instance, con men are referred to as s chaar-sau-bees in Hindi-Urdu after Section which covers cheating. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Universal Law Publishing.

The Literary Heritage of Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir: Mittal Publications. Retrieved 19 September Law Commission of India.Abetment of a thing. Download Now. Sections B criminal conspiracy , war against the Government of India , mutiny , false evidence to procure conviction for a capital offence , , murder , abetting suicide , A kidnapping for ransom , A banditry with murder , A rape have death penalty as punishment.

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The Code came into operation on 1 January Title and extent of operation of the Code. The high court dismissed the case on the ground that although the exercise by the state, jurisdiction over the marine league was evidenced by the practice of nations and by the statements of writers of authority, parliament had not yet actually extended the criminal jurisdiction of the courts over the territorial waters in question.

Jurisdiction over a territory relates to the geographic area over which a court has the authority to decide cases.