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Indian Penal Code

Indian Penal Code

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THE INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860ACT NO. 45 OF 1860 1*[6th October, 1860.]CHAPTER IINTRODUCTIONCHAPTER IINTRODUCTIONPreamble.-WHEREAS it is expedient to provide a general Penal Codefor 2*[India];It is enacted as follows:--1.Title and extent of operation of the Code.1. Title and extent of operation of the Code.--This Act shall becalled the Indian Penal Code, and shall 3*[extend to the whole ofIndia 4*[except the State of Jammu and Kashmir]].2.Punishment of offences committed within India.2. Punishment of offences committed within India.--Every personshall be liable to punishment under this Code and not otherwise forevery act or omission contrary to the provisions thereof, of which heshall be guilty within 5*[India] 6****.3.Punishment of offences committed beyond, but which by law may be triedwithin, India.
 
3. Punishment of offences committed beyond, but which by law maybe tried within, India.--Any person liable, by any 7*[Indian law],to be tried for an offence committed beyond 5*[India] shall bedealt with according to the provisions of this Code for any actcommitted beyond 5*[India] in the same manner as if such act hadbeen committed within 5*[India].4.Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences.8*[4. Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences.--Theprovisions of this Code apply also to any offence committed by--9*[(1) any citizen of India in any place without andbeyond India;(2) any person on any ship or aircraft registered in Indiawherever it may be.]----------------------------------------------------------------------1. The Act has been amended in its application to Madras byMadras Act 25 of 1960, U. P. by U. P. Acts 31 of 1961, 29 of 1970and 47 of 1975, Andhra Pradesh by Andhra Pradesh Act 16 of 1968,Maharashtra by Maharashtra Act 19 of 1971, Mysore by Mysore Act 8of 1972, West Bengal by West Bengal Act 42 of 1973.The Act has been extended to Goa, Daman and Diu withmodifications by Reg. 12 of 1962, s. 3 and Sch., extended to andbrought into force in Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Reg. 6 of 1963,s. 2 and Sch. I (w.e.f. 1-7-1965) and to Laccadive, Minicoy andAmindivi Islands by Reg. 8 of 1965, s. 3 and Sch. (w.e.f. 1-10-1967).The Act comes into force in Pondicherry vide Reg. 7 of 1963,s. 3 and Sch. I (w.e.f. 1-10-1963).2. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for "the whole ofIndia except Part B States".3. Subs. by the A. O. 1948, for "take effect * * * throughoutBritish India". The words and figures "on and from the first dayof May, 1861" occurring between the words "effect" and"throughout" were rep. by Act 12 of 1891.4. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for "except Part BStates".5. Subs. by s. 3 and Sch., ibid., for "the States".6. The words and figures "on or after the said first day of May,1861" omitted by Act 12 of 1891.7. Subs. by the A. O. 1937, for "law passed by the Governor-Generalof India in Council".
 
 8. Subs. by Act 4 of 1898, s. 2, for the original s. 4.9. Subs. by the A. O. 1950, for the original cls. (1) to (4).102Explanation.Explanation.--In this section the word "offence" includes everyact committed outside 1*[India] which, if committed in 1*[India] wouldbe punishable under this Code.2*[Illustration]3***A, 4*[who is 5*[a citizen of India]], commits a murder inUganda. He can be tried and convicted of murder in any place in1*[India] in which he may be found.6* * * * *5.Certain laws not to be affected by this Act.7*[5. Certain laws not to be affected by this Act.--Nothing inthis Act shall affect the provisions of any Act for punishing mutinyand desertion of officers, soldiers, sailors or airmen in the serviceof the Government of India or the provision of any special or locallaw.]CHAPTER IIGENERAL EXPLANATIONSCHAPTER IIGENERAL EXPLANATIONS6.Definitions in the Code to be understood subject to exceptions.6. Definitions in the Code to be understood subject toexceptions.--Throughout this Code every definition of an offence,every penal provision and every illustration of every such definitionor penal provision, shall be understood subject to the exceptions

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