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THE INDIAN PENAL CODE

ACT NO. 45 OF 18601
[6th October, 1860.]

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION

Preamble.-WHEREAS it is expedient to provide a general Penal Code for 2[India]; It is enacted as follows:

1 IPC Title and extent of operation of the Code

2 IPC Punishment of offences committed within India

3 IPC Punishment of offences committed beyond, but which by law may be tried within, India

 4 IPC Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences

5 IPC Certain laws not to be affected by this Act

 

CHAPTER II GENERAL EXPLANATIONS

6 IPC Definitions in the Code to be understood subject to exceptions

7  IPC  Sense of expression once explained

8 IPC Gender

9 IPC Number

10 IPC Man. Woman

11 IPC Person

12 IPC Public

13 IPC [Definition of Queen]

14 IPC Servant of Government

17 IPC Government

18 IPC India

19 IPC Judge

20  IPC Court of Justice

21  IPC Court of Justice

22 IPC Movable property

23 IPC Wrongful gain

24 IPC Dishonestly 

25 IPC Fraudulently

26 IPC Reason to believe

27 IPC Property in possession of wife, clerk or servant

28 IPC Counterfeit

29 IPC Document

29A IPC Electronic record

30 IPC Valuable security

31 IPC A will

32 IPC Words referring to acts include illegal omissions

33 IPC Act Omission

34 IPC Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention

35 IPC When such an act is criminal by reason of its being done with a criminal knowledge or intention

36 IPC Effect caused partly by act and partly by omission

37 IPC Co-operation by doing one of several acts constituting an offence

38 IPC Persons concerned in criminal act may be guilty of different offences

39 IPC Voluntarily

40 IPC Offence

41 IPC Special law

42 IPC Local law

43 IPC Illegal. Legally bound to do.

44 IPC Injury

45 IPC Life

46 IPC Death

47 IPC Animal

48 IPC Vessel

49 IPC Year Month

50 IPC Section

51 IPC Oath

52 IPC Good faith

52A IPC  Harbour

 

CHAPTER III OF PUNISHMENTS

53 IPC  Punishments

53A IPC Construction of reference to transportation

54 IPC Commutation of sentence of death

55 IPC Commutation of sentence of imprisonment for life

55A IPC Definition of appropriate Government

57 IPC Fractions of terms of punishment

60 IPC Sentence may be in certain cases of imprisonment wholly or partly rigorous or simple

63 IPC Amount of fine

64 IPC Sentence of imprisonment for non-payment of fine

65 IPC Limit to imprisonment for non-payment of fine, when imprisonment and fine awardable

66 IPC Description of imprisonment for non-payment of fine

67 IPC Imprisonment for non-payment of fine, when offence punishable with fine only

68 IPC Imprisonment to terminate on payment of fine

69 IPC Termination of imprisonment on payment of proportional part of fine

70 IPC Fine leviable within six years, of during imprisonment. Death not to discharge property from liability

71 IPC Limit of punishment of offence made up of several offences

72 IPC Punishment of person guilty of one of several offences, the judgment stating that it is doubtful of which

73 IPC Solitary confinement

74 IPC Limit of solitary confinement

75 IPC Enhanced punishment for certain offences under Chapter XII or Chapter XVII after previous conviction

 

CHAPTER IV GENERAL EXCEPTIONS

76 IPC Act done by a person bound, or by mistake of fact believing himself bound, by law

77 IPC Act of Judge when acting judicially

78 IPC Act done pursuant to the judgment or order of Court

79 IPC Act done by a person justified, or by mistake of fact believing himself, justified, by law

80 IPC Accident in doing a lawful act

81 IPC Act likely to cause harm, but done without criminal intent, and to prevent other harm

82 IPC Act of a child under seven years of age

83 IPC Act of a child above seven and under twelve of immature understanding

84 IPC Act of a person of unsound mind

85 IPC Act of a person incapable of judgment by reason of intoxication caused against his will

86 IPC Offence requiring a particular intent or knowledge committed by one who is intoxicated

87 IPC Act not intended and not known to be likely to cause death or grievous hurt, done by consent

88 IPC Act not intended to cause death, done by consent in good faith for person's benefit

89 IPC Act done in good faith for benefit of child or insane person, by or by consent of guardian

90 IPC Consent known to be given under fear or misconception

91 IPC Exclusion of acts which are offences independently of harm cause

92 IPC Act done in good faith for benefit of a person without consent

93 IPC Communication made in good faith

94 IPC Act to which a person is compelled by threats

95 IPC Act causing slight harm

 

Of the Right of Private Defence

96 IPC Things done in private defence

97 IPC Right of private defence of the body and of property

98 IPC Right of private defence against the act of a person of unsound mind, etc

99 IPC Acts against which there is no right of private defence

100 IPC When the right of private defence of the body extends to causing death

101 IPC When such right extends to causing any harm other than death

102 IPC Commencement and continuance of the right of private defence of the body

103 IPC When the right of private defence of property extends to causing death

104 IPC When such right extends to causing any harm other than death

105 IPC Commencement and continuance of the right of private defence of property

106 IPC Right of private defence against deadly assault when there is risk of harm to innocent person

 

CHAPTER V OF ABETMENT

107 IPC Abetment of a thing

108 IPC Abettor

108A IPC Abetment in India of offences outside India

109 IPC Punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment

110 IPC Punishment of abetment if person abetted does act with different intention from that of abettor

111 IPC Liability of abettor when one act abetted and different act done

112 IPC Abettor when liable to cumulative punishment for act abetted and for act done

113 IPC Liability of abettor for an effect caused by the act abetted different from that intended by the abettor

114 IPC Abettor present when offence is committed

115 IPC Abetment of offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life.if offence not committed

116 IPC Abetment of offence punishable with imprisonmentif offence be not committed

117 IPC Abetting commission of offence by the public or by more than ten persons

118 IPC Concealing design to commit offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life

119 IPC Public servant concealing design to commit offence which it is his duty to prevent

120 IPC Concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

 

CHAPTER VA CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY

120A IPC Definition of criminal conspiracy

120B IPC Punishment of criminal conspiracy

 

CHAPTER VI OF OFFENCES AGAINSTTHE STATE

121 IPC Waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India

121A IPC Conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121

122 IPC Collecting arms, etc", with intention of waging war against the Government of India

123 IPC Concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war

124 IPC Assaulting President, Governor, etc", with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power

124A IPC Sedition

125 IPC Waging war against any Asiatic Power in alliance with the Government of India

126 IPC Committing depredation on territories of Power at peace with the Government of India

127 IPC Receiving property taken by war or depredation mentioned in sections 125 and 126

128 IPC Public servant voluntarily allowing prisoner of state or war to escape

129 IPC Public servant negligently suffering such prisoner to escape

130 IPC Aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring such prisoner

 

CHAPTER VII OF OFFENCES RELATING TO THE ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE

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

132 IPC Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence thereof

133 IPC Abetment of assault by soldier, sailor or airman on his superior officer, when in execution of his office

134 IPC Abetment of such assault, if the assault committed

135 IPC Abetment of desertion of soldier, sailor or airman

136 IPC Harbouring deserter

137 IPC Deserter concealed on board merchant vessel through negligence of master

138 IPC Abetment of act of insubordination by soldier, sailor or airman

139 IPC Persons subject to certain Acts

140 IPC Wearing garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman

 

CHAPTER VIII OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRANQUILLITY

141 IPC Unlawful assembly

142 IPC Being member of unlawful assembly

143 IPC Punishment

144 IPC Joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapon

145 IPC Joining or continuing in unlawful assembly, knowing it has been commanded to disperse

146 IPC Rioting

147 IPC Punishment for rioting

148 IPC Rioting, armed with deadly weapon

149 IPC Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object

150 IPC Hiring, or conniving at hiring, of persons to join unlawful assembly

151 IPC Knowingly joining or continuing in assembly of five or more persons after it has been commanded to disperse

152 IPC Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc

153 IPC Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot-if rioting be committed; if not committed

153A IPC  Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc", and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony"

153AA IPC  Punishment for knowingly carrying arms in any procession or organising, or holding or taking part in any mass drill or mass training with arms

153B IPC  Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration

154 IPC  Owner or occupier of land on which an unlawful assembly is held

155 IPC  Liability of person for whose benefit riot is committed

156 IPC  Liability of agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit riot is committed

157 IPC  Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful assembly

158 IPC  Being hired to take part in an unlawful assembly or riot

159 IPC  Affray

160 IPC  Punishment for committing affray

 

CHAPTER IX OF OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS

161. Public servant taking a gratification other than legal remuneration, in respect of an official act. Rep. by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988), s. 31.

162. Taking a gratification, in order, by corrupt or illegal means, to influence a public servant. Rep. by s. 31, ibid.

163. Taking a gratification for the exercise of personal influence with a public servant. Rep. by s. 31, ibid.

164. Punishment for abetment by public servant of the offences above defined. Rep. by s. 31, ibid.

165. Public servant obtaining any valuable thing, without consideration, from person concerned in any proceeding or business transacted by such public servant. Rep. by s. 31, ibid.

165A. Punishment for abetment of offences defined in section 161 or section 165. Rep. by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988), s. 31.

166 IPC  Public servant disobeying law, with intent to cause injury to any person

166A IPC Public servant disobeying direction under law

166B IPC Punishment for non-treatment of victim

167 IPC Public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury

168 IPC Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade

169 IPC Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property

170 IPC Personating a public servant

171 IPC Wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent

 

CHAPTER IXA OF OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS

171A IPC "Candidate", "Electoral right" defined

171B IPC Bribery

171C IPC Undue influence at elections

171D IPC Personation at elections

171E IPC Punishment for bribery

171F IPC Punishment for undue influence or personation at an election

171G IPC False statement in connection with an election

171H IPC Illegal payments in connection with an election

171-I IPC Failure to keep election accounts

 

CHAPTER X OF CONTEMPTS OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS

172 IPC Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding

173 IPC Preventing service of summons or other proceeding, or preventing publication thereof

174 IPC Non-attendance in obedience to an order from public servant

174A IPC Non-appearance in response to a proclamation under section 82 of Act 2 of 1974

175 IPC Omission to produce document to public servant by person legally bound to produce it

176 IPC Omission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it

177 IPC Furnishing false information

178 IPC Refusing oath or affirmation when duly required by public servant to make it

179 IPC Refusing to answer public servant authorised to question

180 IPC Refusing to sign statement

181 IPC False statement on oath or affirmation to public servant or person authorised to administer an oath or affirmation

182 IPC False information, with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person"

183 IPC Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant

184 IPC Obstructing sale of property offered for sale by authority of public servant

185 IPC Illegal purchase or bid for property offered for sale by authority of public servant

186 IPC Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions

187 IPC Omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give assistance

188 IPC Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant

189 IPC Threat of injury to public servant

190 IPC Threat of injury to induce person to refrain from applying for protection to public servant

 

CHAPTER XI OF FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE

191 IPC Giving false evidence

192 IPC Fabricating false evidence

193 IPC Punishment for false evidence

194 IPC Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of capital offence

195 IPC Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of offence punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment

195A IPC Threatening any person to give false evidence

196 IPC Using evidence known to be false

197 IPC Issuing or signing false certificate

198 IPC Using as true a certificate known to be false

199 IPC False statement made in declaration which is by law receivable as evidence

200 IPC Using as true such declaration knowing it to be false

201 IPC Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender

202 IPC Intentional omission to give information of offence by person bound to inform

203 IPC Giving false information respecting an offence committed

204 IPC Destruction of document to prevent its production as evidence

205 IPC False personation for purpose of act or proceeding in suit or prosecution

206 IPC Fraudulent removal or concealment of property to prevent its seizure as forfeited or in execution

207 IPC Fraudulent claim to property to prevent its seizure as forfeited or in execution

208 IPC Fraudulently suffering decree for sum not due

209 IPC Dishonesty making false claim in Court

210 IPC Fraudulently obtaining decree for sum not due

211 IPC False charge of offence made with intent to injure

212 IPC Harbouring offender

213 IPC Taking gift, etc", to screen an offender from punishment

214 offering gift or restoration of property in consideration of screening offender

215 IPC Taking gift to help to recover stolen property, etc

216 IPC Harbouring offender who has escaped from custody or whose apprehension has been ordered

216A IPC Penalty for harbouring robbers or dacoits

217 IPC Public servant disobeying direction of law with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture

218 IPC Public servant framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture

219 IPC Public servant in judicial proceeding corruptly making report, etc", contrary to law

220 IPC Commitment for trial or confinement by person having authority who knows that he is acting contrary to law

221 IPC Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of public servant bound to apprehend

222 IPC Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of public servant bound to apprehend person under sentence or lawfully committed

223 IPC Escape from confinement or custody negligently suffered by public servant

224 IPC Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension

225 IPC Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person

225A IPC Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape, on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise, provided for

225B IPC Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension, or escape or rescue in cases not otherwise provided for

227 IPC Violation of condition of remission of punishment

228 IPC Intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding

228A IPC Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences, etc

229 IPC Personation of a juror or assessor

229A IPC Failure by person released on bail or bond to appear in court

 

CHAPTER XII OF OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS

230 IPC "Coin" defined

231 IPC Counterfeiting coin

232 IPC Counterfeiting Indian coin

233 IPC Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting coin

234 IPC Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Indian coin

235 IPC Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin

236 IPC Abetting in India the counterfeiting out of India of coin

237 IPC Import or export of counterfeit coin

238 IPC Import or export of counterfeits of the Indian coin

239 IPC Delivery of coin, possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit

240 IPC Delivery of Indian coin, possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit

241 IPC Delivery of coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit

242 IPC Possession of counterfeit coin by person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof

243 IPC Possession of Indian coin by person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof

244 IPC Person employed in mint causing coin to be of different weight or composition from that fixed by law

245 IPC Unlawfully taking coining instrument from mint

246 IPC Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of coin

247 IPC Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of Indian coin

248 IPC Altering appearance of coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description

249 IPC Altering appearance of Indian coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description

250 IPC Delivery of coin, possessed with knowledge that it is altered

251 IPC Delivery of Indian coin, possessed with knowledge that it is altered

252 IPC Possession of coin by person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof

253 IPC Possession of Indian coin by person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof

254 IPC Delivery of coin as genuine which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be altered

255 IPC Counterfeiting Government stamp

256 IPC Having possession of instrument or material for counterfeiting Government stamp

257 IPC Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Government stamp

258 IPC Sale of counterfeit Government stamp

259 IPC Having possession of counterfeit Government stamp

260 IPC Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be counterfeit

261 IPC Effacing writing from substance bearing Government stamp" or removing from document a stamp used for it" with intent to cause loss to Government

262 IPC Using Government stamp known to have been before used

263 IPC Erasure of mark denoting that stamp has been used

263A IPC Prohibition of fictitious stamps

 

CHAPTER XIII OF OFFENCES RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

264 IPC Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing

265 IPC Fraudulent use of false weight or measure

266 IPC Being in possession of false weight or measure

267 IPC Making or selling false weight or measure

268 IPC Public nuisance

269 IPC Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life

270 IPC Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life

271 IPC Disobedience to quarantine rule

272 IPC Adulteration of food or drink intended for sale

273 IPC Sale of noxious food or drink

274 IPC Adulteration of drugs

275 IPC Sale of adulterated drugs

276 IPC Sale of drug as a different drug or preparation

277 IPC Fouling water of public spring or reservoir

278 IPC Making atmosphere noxious to health

279 IPC Rash driving or riding on a public way

280 IPC Rash navigation of vessel

281 IPC Exhibition of false light, mark or buoy

282 IPC Conveying person by water for hire in unsafe or overloaded vessel

283 IPC Danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation

284 IPC Negligent conduct with respect to poisonous substance

285 IPC Negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter

286 IPC Negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance

287 IPC Negligent conduct with respect to machinery

288 IPC Negligent conduct with respect to pulling down or repairing buildings

289 IPC Negligent conduct with respect to animal

290 IPC Punishment for public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for

291 IPC Continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue

292 IPC Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc

293 IPC Sale, etc., of obscene objects to young person

294 IPC Obscene acts and songs

294A IPC Keeping lottery office

 

CHAPTER XV OF OFFENCES RELATING TO RELIGION

295 IPC Injuring or defiling place of worship, with intent to insult the religion of any class

295A IPC Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs

296 IPC Disturbing religious assembly

297 IPC Trespassing on burial places, etc

298 IPC Uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings

 

CHAPTER XVI OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY
Of offences affecting life

299 IPC Culpable homicide

300 IPC Murder

301 IPC Culpable homicide by causing death of person other than person whose death was intended

302 IPC Punishment for murder

303 IPC Punishment for murder by life-convict

304 IPC Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder

304A IPC Causing death by negligence

304B IPC Dowry death

305 IPC Abetment of suicide of child or insane person

306 IPC Abetment of suicide

307 IPC Attempt to murder

308 IPC Attempt to commit culpable homicide

309 IPC Attempt to commit suicide

310 IPC Thug

311 IPC Punishment

312 IPC Causing miscarraige

313 IPC Causing miscarriage without woman's consent

314 IPC Death caused by act done with intent to cause miscarriage

315 IPC Act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth

316 IPC Causing death of quick unborn child by act amounting to culpable homicide

317 IPC Exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years, by parent or person having care of it

318 IPC Concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body

 

Of Hurt

319 IPC Hurt

320 IPC Grievous hurt

321 IPC Voluntarily causing hurt

322 IPC Voluntarily causing grievous hurt

323 IPC Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt

324 IPC Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means

325 IPC Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt

326 IPC Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means

326A IPC Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid, etc

326B IPC Voluntarily throwing or attempting to throw acid

327 IPC Voluntarily causing hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal to an act

328 IPC Causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit and offence

329 IPC Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal act

330 IPC Voluntarily causing hurt to extort confession, or to compel restoration of property

331 IPC Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort confession, or to compel restoration of property

332 IPC Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty

333 IPC Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty

334 IPC Voluntarily causing hurt on provocation

335 IPC Voluntarily causing grievous hurt on provocation

336 IPC Act endangering life or personal safety of others

337 IPC Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others

338 IPC Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others

 

Of wrongful restraint and wrongful confinement

339 IPC Wrongful restraint

340 IPC Wrongful confinement

341 IPC Punishment for wrongful restraint

342 IPC Punishment for wrongful confinement

343 IPC Wrongful confinement for three or more days

344 IPC Wrongful confinement for ten or more days

345 IPC Wrongful confinement of person for whose liberation writ has been issued

346 IPC Wrongful confinement in secret

347 IPC Wrongful confinement to extort property, or constrain to illegal act

348 IPC Wrongful confinement to extort confession, or compel restoration of property

 

Of Criminal Force and Assault

349 IPC Force

350 IPC Criminal force

351 IPC Assault

352 IPC Punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation

353 IPC Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty

354 IPC Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty

354A IPC Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment

354B IPC Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe

354C IPC Voyeurism

354D IPC Stalking

355 IPC Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person, otherwise than on grave provocation

356 IPC Assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person

357 IPC Assault or criminal force in attempt wrongfully to confine a person

358 IPC Assault or criminal force on grave provocation

359 IPC Kidnapping

360 IPC Kidnapping from India

361 IPC Kidnapping from lawful guardianship

362 IPC Abduction

363 IPC Punishment for kidnapping

363A IPC Kidnapping or maiming a minor for purposes of begging

364 IPC Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder

364A IPC Kidnapping for ransom, etc

365 IPC Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person

366 IPC Kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage, etc

366A IPC Procuration of minor girl

366B IPC Importation of girl from foreign country

367 IPC Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to grievous hurt, slavery, etc

368 IPC Wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement, kidnapped or abducted person

369 IPC Kidnapping or abducting child under ten years with intent to steal from its person

370 IPC Trafficking of person

370A IPC Exploitation of a trafficked person

371 IPC Habitual dealing in slaves

372 IPC Selling minor for purposes of prostitution, etc

373 IPC Buying minor for purposes of prostitution, etc

374 IPC Unlawful compulsory labour

 

Sexual offences

375 IPC Rape

376 IPC Punishment for rape

376A IPC Punishment for causing death or resulting in persistent vegetative state of victim

376AB IPC Punishment for rape on woman under twelve years of age

376B IPC Sexual intercourse by husband upon his wife during separation

376C IPC Sexual intercourse by a person in authority

376D IPC Gang rape

376DA IPC Punishment for gang rape on woman under sixteen years of age

376DB IPC Punishment for gang rape on woman under twelve years of age

376E IPC Punishment for repeat offenders

 

Of Unnatural Offences

377 IPC Unnatural offences

 

CHAPTER XVII OF OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY
Of Theft

378 IPC Theft

379 IPC Punishment for theft

380 IPC Theft in dwelling house, etc

381 IPC Theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master

382 IPC Theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft

381 IPC Theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master

382 IPC Theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft

 

Of Extortion

383 IPC Extortion

384 IPC Punishment for extortion

385 IPC Putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion

386 IPC Extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt

387 IPC Putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion

388 IPC Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, etc.

389 IPC Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, etc

 

Of Robbery and Dacoity

390 IPC Robbery

391 IPC Dacoity

392 IPC Punishment for robbery

393 IPC Attempt to commit robbery

394 IPC Voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery

395 IPC Punishment for dacoity

396 IPC Dacoity with murder

397 IPC Robbery, or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt

398 IPC Attempt to commit robbery or dacoity when armed with deadly weapon

399 IPC Making preparation to commit dacoity

400 IPC Punishment for belonging to gang of dacoits

401 IPC Punishment for belonging to gang of thieves

402 IPC Assembling for purpose of committing dacoity

 

Of Criminal Misappropriation of Property

403 IPC Dishonest misappropriation of property

404 IPC Dishonest misappropriation of property possessed by deceased person at the time of his death

 

Of Criminal Breach of Trust

405 IPC Criminal breach of trust

406 IPC Punishment for criminal breach of trust

407 IPC Criminal breach of trust by carrier, etc

408 IPC Criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant

409 IPC Criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent

 

Of the Receiving of Stolen Property

410 IPC Stolen property

411 IPC Dishonestly receiving stolen property

412 IPC Dishonestly receiving property stolen in the commission of a dacoity

413 IPC Habitually dealing in stolen property

414 IPC Assisting in concealment of stolen property

 

Of Cheating

415 IPC Cheating

416 IPC Cheating by personation

417 IPC Punishment for cheating

418 IPC Cheating with knowledge that wrongful loss may ensue to person whose interest offender is bound to protect

419 IPC Punishment for cheating by personation

420 IPC Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property

 

Of Fraudulent Deeds and Dispositions of Property

421 IPC Dishonest or fraudulent removal or concealment of property to prevent distribution among creditors

422 IPC Dishonestly or fraudulently preventing debt being available for creditors

423 IPC Dishonest or fraudulent execution of deed of transfer containing false statement of consideration

424 IPC Dishonest or fraudulent removal or concealment of property

 

Of Mischief

425 IPC Mischief

426 IPC Punishment for mischief

427 IPC Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees

428 IPC Mischief by killing or maiming animal of the value of ten rupees

429 IPC Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees

430 IPC Mischief by injury to works of irrigation or by wrongfully diverting water

431 IPC Mischief by injury to public road, bridge, river or channel

432 IPC Mischief by causing inundation or obstruction to public drainage attended with damage

433 IPC Mischief by destroying, moving or rendering less useful a light-house or sea-mark

434 IPC Mischief by destroying or moving, etc., a land-mark fixed by public authority

435 IPC Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage to amount of one hundred or (in case of agricultural produce) ten rupees

436 IPC Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc

437 IPC Mischief with intent to destroy or make unsafe a decked vessel or one of twenty tons burden

438 IPC Punishment for the mischief described in section 437 committed by fire or explosive substance

439 IPC Punishment for intentionally running vessel aground or ashore with intent to commit theft, etc

440 IPC Mischief committed after preparation made for causing death or hurt

 

Of Criminal Trespass

441 IPC Criminal trespass

442 IPC House-trespass

443 IPC Lurking house-trespass

444 IPC Lurking house-trespass by night

445 IPC House-breaking

446 IPC House-breaking by night

447 IPC Punishment for criminal trespass

448 IPC Punishment for house-trespass

449 IPC House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with death

450 IPC House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment for life

451 IPC House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

452 IPC House-trespass alter preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint

453 IPC Punishment for lurking house-trespass or house-breaking

454 IPC Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

455 IPC Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint

456 IPC Punishment for lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night

457 IPC Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

458 IPC Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night after preparation for hurt, assault, or wrongful restraint

459 IPC Grievous hurt caused whilst committing lurking house-trespass or house-breaking

460 IPC All persons jointly concerned in lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night punishable where death or grievous hurt caused by one of them

461 IPC Dishonestly breaking open receptacle containing property

462 IPC Punishment for same offence when committed by person entrusted with custody

 

CHAPTER XVIII OF OFFENCES RELATING TO DOCUMENTS AND TO PROPERTY MARKS

463 IPC Forgery

464 IPC Making a false document

465 IPC Punishment for forgery

466 IPC Forgery of record of Court or of public register, etc

467 IPC Forgery of valuable security, will, etc

468 IPC Forgery for purpose of cheating

469 IPC Forgery for purpose of harming reputation

470 IPC Forged document

471 IPC Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record

472 IPC Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable Under section 467

473 IPC Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable otherwise

474 IPC Having possession of document described in section 466 or 467, knowing it to be forged and intending to use it genuine

475 IPC Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents described in section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material

476 IPC Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents other than those described in section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material

477 IPC Fraudulent cancellation, destruction, etc., of will, authority to adopt, or valuable security

477A IPC Falsification of accounts

 

Of Property and Other Marks

478. Trade Mark Rep. by the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958 (43 of 1958), s. 135 and Sch. (w. e. f. 25-11-1959).

479. Property mark.- A mark used for denoting that movable property belongs to a particular person is called a property mark.

480. Using a false trade mark. Rep. by the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958 (43 of 1958), s. 135and Sch. (w.e.f. 25- 11-1959).

481 IPC Using a false property mark

482 IPC Punishment for using a false property mark

483 IPC Counterfeiting a property mark used by another

484 IPC Counterfeiting a mark used by a public servant

485 IPC Making or possession of any instrument for counterfeiting a property mark

486 IPC Selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark

487 IPC Making a false mark upon any receptacle containing goods

488 IPC Punishment for making use of any such false mark

489 IPC Tampering with property mark with intent to cause injury

489A IPC Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes

489B IPC Using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes

489C IPC Possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes

489D IPC Making or possessing instruments or materials for forging or counterfeiting currency notes or bank-notes

489E IPC Making or using documents resembling currency-notes or bank-notes

 

CHAPTER XIX OF THE CRIMINAL BREACH OF CONTRACTS OF SERVICE
490. Breach of contract of service during voyage or journey. Rep. by the Workmen's Breach of Contract (Repealing) Act, 1925 (3 of 1925), s. 2 and Sch.
 

491 IPC Breach of contract to attend on and supply wants of helpless person

493 IPC Cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage

 

CHAPTER XX OF OFFENCES RELATING TO MARRIAGE

494 IPC Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife

495 IPC Same offence with concealment of former marriage from person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted

496 IPC Marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriage

497 IPC Adultery

498 IPC Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman

 

CHAPTER XXA OF CRUELTY BY HUSBAND OR RELATIVES OF HUSBAND

498A IPC Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty

 

CHAPTER XXI OF DEFAMATION

499 IPC Defamation

500 IPC Punishment for defamation

501 IPC Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory

502 IPC Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter

 

CHAPTER XXII OF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT AND ANNOYANCE

503 IPC Criminal intimidation

504 IPC Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace

505 IPC Statements conducing to public mischief

506 IPC Punishment for criminal intimidation

507 IPC Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication

508 IPC Act caused by inducing person to believe that he will be rendered an object of the Divine displeasure

509 IPC Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman

510 IPC Misconduct in public by a drunken person

 

CHAPTER XXIII OF ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT OFFENCES

511 IPC Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment

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