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.

Defamation – Meaning and Explanation

Defamation is a crime against the reputation of a person. Defamation is also a tort. It is one of the most important rights of a person or right of his reputation. Defamation is of two kinds Libel …

Theft and Extortion – their meaning and differences

Theft and Extortion – their meaning and differences Theft is an offence in which movable property of a person is taken away without his consent.  Theft has been defined in Section 378 of IPC.…

Kidnapping and Abduction – Concept and Differences

INTRODUCTION Kidnapping and abduction are offence under the law of crime. Under both  these offences, a person is taken away secretly or forcibly without his consent or without the consent of his g…

Abatement – Concept

INTRODUCTION A crime may be committed by one or more persons involved in crime then their liability depends upon the extent of their participation. Thus this rule of joint liability comes into exis…

Criminal Conspiracy

Definition of Criminal conspiracy under Sec.120-A When two or more persons agree to do or cause to be done I) An illegal Act II) An act which is not illegal but when it is done by illegal means. Su…

Right of Private Defence

Every person has a right, subject to the restrictions contained in section 99, to defend : 1. First :  His own body, and the body of any other person, against any offence affecting the human body. …