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 Relating to the Army, Navy and Air Force

Offences Relating to the Army, Navy and Air Force | Overview Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence Abetment of assault by soldier, sailor or airman on his superior officer, when in execution of his office Abetment of desertion of soldier, sailor… Read More »

Offences Related to Elections

Offences Related to Elections | Overview Section 171A. “Candidate”, “Electoral right” defined Bribery Punishment for Bribery Undue Influence at elections Punishment for undue influence or personation at an elec­tion Personation at elections False statement in connection with an election Illegal payments in connection with an election Chapter XI of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) deals with Offences related… Read More »

Criminal Conspiracy – Meaning, Nature and Scope

Criminal Conspiracy – Meaning, Nature and Scope | Overview Definition of Criminal conspiracy under Section 120-A IPC Nature and Scope of Section 120A Proof of Conspiracy Punishment of Criminal Conspiracy (Section 120B) Under English law conspiracy is said to be committed if two or more person agrees together to do something contrary to law, or wrongful and harmful… Read More »

Attempt to Commit a Crime: Meaning, Explanation and Tests

Attempt to Commit a Crime: Meaning, Explanation and Tests | Overview What is Inchoate Crime? Essentials of the Attempt Attempt punishable under Penal Law When does attempt begin Tests for determining Attempt Attempt to impossible Crime Attempt to Physical Injury Attempt to Sexual Offences Exceptions The intention coupled with some overt act to achieve that intention amounts to… 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 »

Offences Relating to Marriage – Invalid Marriage, Bigamy, Elopement etc.

Offences Relating to Marriage – Invalid Marriage, Bigamy, Elopement etc. | Overview Mock or Invalid Marriages Bigamy Adultery Criminal Elopement/Seduction Cruelty Offences related to marriage are dealt with in Chapter XX, IPC. The offences enumerated (Invalid Marriage, Bigamy, Elopement etc.) in this chapter are in one way or the other related to infidelity in the institution of marriage.… Read More »

Offences Affecting Public Health, Safety, Convenience, And Decency

Offences Affecting Public Health, Safety, Convenience, And Decency | Overview Public Nuisance (Section 268) Diseases Dangerous to Life Quarantine Rule Noxious food or drinks Offences related to Drugs and Natural Resources Rash Driving Rash Navigation and Obstruction in a public way Poisonous Substance  and combustible matter Other matters of Negligence is dealt under the following sections Obscenity Offences… Read More »