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.

Offence of Abetment

Chapter V of the Indian Penal Code deals with the offences related to abetment. The English have similar laws governing the liability of person involved in abetting the commission of an offence. I. Introduction A person not committing a crime himself, may still encourage, urge, command, request, induce or assist a third party in committing the wrong and… Read More »

Kinds Of Punishments

There are five different kinds of punishments awarded by the Indian Penal Code, 1860 under Section 53, and they are Death, Life imprisonment, Simple or rigorous imprisonment, Fine and Forfeiture of property. Introduction The practice of awarding punishments is a very important part of the criminal justice system as it a form of society’s manifestation of the admonition… Read More »

Offences Against Public Tranquillity

This article “Offences Against Public Tranquility” deals with the offence of Unlawful Assembly, Rioting, Affray and Promoting Enmity between Classes in detail. I. Unlawful Assembly: Section 141 The overall idea behind criminalizing of an unlawful assembly is to prevent the rise of a tumultuous assemblage of persons in order to preserve the public tranquillity or peace and welfare of… Read More »