Category Archives: Indian Penal Code ( IPC )

The Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860 is the main criminal code of India. It is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The code was drafted in 1860 on the recommendations of first law commission of India established in 1834 under the Chairmanship of  Lord Macauley. It came into force in the year 1862. The Code has since been amended several times and is now supplemented by other criminal provisions.

Offences Related to Elections

Chapter XI of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) deals with Offences related to Elections which comprises of Section 171A to 171E. This chapter was added by the virtue of Indian Elections Offences and Inquiries Act, 1920. The addition was made citing the restricted participation allowed to the Indians in government by the British ruled Government. The provisions laid… Read More »

Defamation – Meaning, Explanation and Exception

This article deals with Defamation: Meaning, Explanation and Exception under the Indian Penal Code. Indian Penal Code has provisions to punish offenders for committing defamation against the state under Section 124A and defamation of class contained in Section 153. I. Defamation – Definition and Meaning  Law provides safeguards for a person’s reputation similar to the protection it provides… Read More »