Indian Penal Code

The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is the main criminal code of India, which is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The code was draft in 1860 on the recommendations of first law commission of India established in 1834 under the Charter Act of 1833 under the Chairmanship of Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay. It came into force in British India during the early British Raj period in 1862. The code has since been amended several times and is now supplemented by other criminal provisions. 

The code is divided into 23 chapters. It contains 511 sections. Sections are further divided into clauses. The code defines a wide range of criminal offences and prescribes punishments for them. It includes offences against the state, public order, human body, property, chastity, marriage and the like. It also provides details regarding criminal procedure, evidence, limitation of offences and other related matters.

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OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS (SECTIONS 166 -171)

OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS (SECTIONS 166 -171)

In the Indian Penal Code (IPC), there are specific provisions that deal with offences committed by or relating to public servants. These provisions aim to maintain the integrity and accountability of public officials and ensure the proper functioning of the government...

OFFENSES RELATING TO ELECTIONS (SECTION 171A – 171I)

OFFENSES RELATING TO ELECTIONS (SECTION 171A – 171I)

Elections play a crucial role in any democratic country, and to ensure their fairness and integrity, several laws are in place to tackle Elections are the cornerstone of democracy, and it is crucial to maintain fair and transparent electoral practices. By adhering to...

THEFT,EXTORTION,ROBBERY& DACOITY (SECTIONS-378,383,390 & 391)

THEFT,EXTORTION,ROBBERY& DACOITY (SECTIONS-378,383,390 & 391)

Under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Theft is defined as a crime that involves the dishonest appropriation of someone else's property. Extortion involves coercing someone to deliver property or valuable security by putting them in fear of injury or wrongful restraint....

UNNATURAL OFFENCES (SECTION 377)

UNNATURAL OFFENCES (SECTION 377)

Under the Indian Penal Code, the provisions related to Unnatural Offences are mentioned in Section 377.This section deals with acts of carnal intercourse against the order of nature. It states that whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature...

BIGAMY (SECTION 494)

BIGAMY (SECTION 494)

Bigamy is the act of marrying someone while already being legally married to another person, is considered a serious offence in India. The Indian Penal Code (IPC) has specific provisions that deal with this issue, aiming to protect the institution of marriage and...