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.

Act Done With Consent

The article discusses the Act Done with Consent under IPC. Chapter IV of the IPC, entitled ‘General Exceptions’, containing sections 76 to 106, exempts persons from criminal liability. An accused’s act or omission, even if prima facie comes within the scope of a provision defining a crime or imposing punishment for it, is not an offence if it… Read More »

Act Done By A Person Under Intoxication

The article discusses the Act Done By A Person Under Intoxication. Some people are immune to the operation of criminal law. Chapter IV of the IPC, entitled ‘General Exceptions’, containing sections 76 to 106, exempts persons from criminal liability. An accused’s act or omission, even if prima facie comes within the scope of a provision defining a crime… Read More »

Acts Done By A Child And An Insane Person

This article analyzes the act done by a child and an insane person. Some people are immune from the criminal law operation. Chapter IV of the IPC, entitled ‘General Exceptions’ which contains sections 76 to 106, exempts individuals from criminal liability. An act or omission of an accused, even if prima facie falls within the scope of a… Read More »

Accident and Necessity

The article discusses the Accident and Necessity. Some people are immune from the criminal law operation. Chapter IV of the IPC, entitled’ General Exceptions,’ which contains sections 76 to 106, exempts certain citizens from criminal liability. An act or omission of an accused, even if prima facie falls within the scope of a provision that describes an offence… Read More »

Act done by Judges and authorities acting under him

The essay discusses the Act done by Judges and authorities acting under him. Some people are immune from the criminal law operation. Chapter IV of the IPC, entitled’ General Exceptions,’ which contains sections 76 to 106, exempts certain citizens from criminal liability. An act or omission of an accused, even if prima facie falls within the scope of… Read More »

Mistake Of Fact And Law

Certain persons are immune from the operation of the criminal law. Chapter IV of the IPC, entitled ‘General Exceptions,’ which includes sections 76 to 106, exempts certain individuals from criminal liability. An accused’s act or omission, even if prima facie falls within the terms of a section defining an offense or prescribing a punishment for it, is not an… Read More »

The Doctrine of Mens Rea

The Doctrine of Mens Rea Mens rea refers to the mental element necessary for a particular crime. Mental element may be either intention to do the act or bring about the consequence or in some crimes recklessness as to that consequence. It implies a blameworthy condition of mind which involves a knowledge of the character of the act… Read More »

Excusable General Exceptions under Indian Penal Code – Explanation with Important Case Laws

Introduction The criminal law outlines different punishments for various crimes. But a person may not always be punished for a crime that he/she has committed. The Indian Penal Code, 1860 recognizes defenses in chapter four under the heading ‘General Exceptions.’ Sections 76 to 106 of the IPC cover these defenses. The law offers certain defenses that exculpate criminal… Read More »