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List of sections of Indian Penal Code

Indian Penal Code, 1860, sub-divided into twenty three 107 - Abetment of a thing
chapters, comprises five hundred and eleven sections. 108 - Abettor
The code starts with an introduction, provides explana-
tions and exceptions used in the code, and covers a wide 108A - Abetment in India offense outside India
range of offences. 109 - Punishment of abetment is same as crime
has been done
110 - Punishment of abetment if person abet-
1 Chapter I ted does act with different intention from that
of abettor
Introduction 111 - Liability of abettor when one act abetted
and different act done
1 - IPC.Title and extent of operated of the 112 - Abettor when liable to cumulative pun-
Code ishment for act abetted and for the act done
113 - Liability of abettor for an effect caused
Except the state of Jammu and Kashmir. by the act abetted different from that intended
by abet
2 - Punishment of offences commit within In- 114 - Abettor present when offence is commit-
dia ted
3 - Punishment of offences committed beyond, 115 - Abetment of offence punishable with
but which by law may be tried within India death or life-imprisonment for life - if offence
4 - Extension of Code to extraterritorial of- not committed
fences. 116 - Abetment of offence punishable with im-
5 - the Act on the effects of certain methods to prisonment - if offence not committed
be laid
5.1 Chapter V A
2 Chapter II Criminal Conspiracy

General Explanation 120A - Definition of criminal conspiracy

120B - Punishment of criminal conspiracy

3 Chapter III
6 Chapter VI
Offences against the State

4 Chapter IV 121 - Waging, or attempting to wage war, or

abetting waging of war, against the Govern-
General Exceptions ment of India, 121A - Conspiracy to commit
offences punishable by section 121
122 - Collecting arms, etc., with intention of
5 Chapter V waging war against the Government of India
123 - Concealing with intent to facilitate design
Abetment (107 ~ 120) to wage war


124 - Assaulting President, Governor, etc., 145 - Joining or continuing in unlawful assem-
with intent to compel or restrain the exercise bly, knowing it has been commanded to dis-
of any lawful power, 124A - Sedition perse
125 - Waging war against any Asiatic Power in 146 - Rioting
alliance with the Government of India
147 - Punishment for rioting
126 - Committing depredation on territories of
148 - Rioting, armed with deadly weapon
Power at peace with the Government of India
149 - Every member of unlawful assembly
127 - Receiving Property taken by war on
guilty of offence committed in prosecution of
depredation mention in Sections 125 and 126
common object
128 - Public servant voluntary allowing
150 - Hiring, or conniving at hiring, of persons
prisoner of State or war to escape
to join unlawful assembly
129 - Public servant negligently suffering such
prisoner to escape 151 - Knowingly joining or continuing in as-
sembly of five or more persons after it has been
130 - Aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring commanded to disperse
such prisoner
152 - Assaulting or obstructing public servant
when suppressing riot, etc.
7 Chapter VII 153 - Wantonly giving provocation with in-
tent to cause riot-if rioting be committed-if not
committed, 153A - Promoting enmity between
Offences relating to the Army, Navy and Air Force
different groups on grounds of religion, race,
place of birth, residence, language, etc., and
131 - Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of har-
a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty mony, 153AA - Punishment for knowingly car-
132 - Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is com- rying arms in any procession or organising, or
mitted in consequence thereof holding or taking part in any mass drill or mass
133 - Abetment of assault by soldier, sailor or training with arms, 153B - Imputations, asser-
airman on his superior officer, when in execu- tions prejudicial to national-integration
tion of his office 154 - Owner or occupier of land on which an
134 - Abetment of such assault, if the assault is unlawful assembly is held
committed 155 - Liability of person for whose benefit riot
135 - Abetment of desertion of soldier, sailor is committed
or airman 156 - Liability of agent of owner of occupier
136 - Harbouring deserter for whose benefit riot is committed
137 - Deserter concealed on board merchant 157 - Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful
vessel through negligence of master assembly
138 - Abetment of act of insubordination by 158 - Being hired to take part in an unlawful
soldier, sailor or airman, 138A Repealed assembly or riot
139 - Persons subject to certain Acts 159 - Affray
140 - Wearing garb or carrying token used by 160 - Punishment for committing affray
soldier, sailor or airman

9 Chapter IX
8 Chapter VIII
Chapter IX deals with : Of Offences By Or Relating To
Offences against the Public Tranquillity Public Servants
Chapter IX Sections from 161 to 171 ; ( Of Offences By
141 - Unlawful assembly Or Relating To Public Servants )
142 - Being member of unlawful assembly[1] 161 [To 165A. repealed by the Prevention of Corruption
143 - Punishment for unlawful assembly Act, 1988 (49 of 1988)]
144 - Joining unlawful assembly armed with 166 Public servant disobeying law, with intent to cause
deadly weapon injury to any person

167 Public servant framing an incorrect document with 180 - Refusing to sign statement
intent to cause injury 181 - False statement on oath or affirmation to
168 Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade public servant or person authorized to admin-
ister an oath or affirmation
169 Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for prop-
erty 182 - False information, with intent to cause
public servant to use his lawful power to the
170 Personating a public servant
injury of another person
171 Wearing garb or carrying token used by public ser-
183 - Resistance to the taking of property by
vant with fraudulent intent
the lawful authority of a public servant
184 - Obstructing sale of property offered for
9.1 Chapter IX A sale by authority of public servant
185 - Illegal purchase or bid for property of-
Offences Relating to Elections
fered for sale by authority of public servan
186 - Obstructing public servant in discharge
171A - Candidate, Electoral Right: Defined
of public functions
171B - Bribery
187 - Omission to assist public servant when bt
171C - Undue Influence at election
189 - Threat of injury to public servant
171D - Personation at elections
190 - Threat of injury to induce person to re-
171E - Punishment for bribery frain from applying for protection to public ser-
171F - Punishment for Undue influence or per- vant
sonation at an election
171G - False statements in connection with an
election 11 Chapter XI
171H - Illegal payments in connection with an
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191 - Giving false evidence

10 Chapter X 192 - Fabricating false evidence
193 - Punishment for false evidence
Contempts of Lawful Authority of Public Servants
194 - Giving or fabricating false evidence with
intent to procure conviction of capital offense
172 - Absconding to avoid service of summons
or other proceeding 195 - Giving or fabricating false evidence with
intent to procure conviction of offense punish-
173 - Preventing service of summons or other able with imprisonment for life or imprison-
proceeding, or preventing publication thereof ment, 195A - Threatening any person to give
174 - Non-attendance in obedience to an order false evidence
form public servant, 174A - Non-appearance 196 - Using evidence known to be false
in response to a proclamation under section 82
of Act 2 of 1974 197 - Issuing or signing false certificate
175 - Omission to produce to document or 198 - Using as true a certificate known to be
electronic record to public servant by person false
legally bound to produce it - 199 - False statement made in declaration
176 - Omission to give notice or information to which is by law receivable as evidence
public servant by person legally bound to give 200 - Using as true such declaration knowing it
it to be false
177 - Furnishing false information 201 - Causing disappearance of evidence of of-
178 - Refusing oath or affirmation when duly fense, or giving false information to screen of-
required by public servant to make it fender
179 - Refusing to answer public servant autho- 202 - Intentional omission to give information
rized to question of offense by person bound to inform

203 - Giving false information respecting an 225 - Resistance or obstruction to lawful appre-
offense committed hension of another person' 225A - Omission to
204 - Destruction of document or electronic apprehend, or sufferance of escape on part of
record to prevent its production as evidence public servant in cases not otherwise, provided
for, 225B - Resistant or obstruction to lawful
205 - False impersonation for purpose of act or apprehension, or rescue in cases not otherwise
proceeding in suit or prosecution provided for
206 - Fraudulent removal or concealment of 226 - Omitted
property to prevent its seizure as forfeited or
in execution 227 - Violation of condition of remission of
207 - Fraudulent claim to property to prevent
its seizure as forfeited or in execution 228 - Intentional insult or interruption to public
servant sitting in judicial proceeding, 228A -
208 - Fraudulently suffering decree for sum not
Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain
offenses etc.
209 - Dishonestly making false claim in Court
229 - Impersonation of a juror or assessor,
210 - Fraudulently obtaining decree for sum 229A - Failure by person released on bail or
not due bond to appear in Court

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211 - False charge of offense made with intent

to injure
12 Chapter XII
212 - Harboring offender
213 - Taking gift, etc., to screen an offender Offences relating to coin and Government Stamps
from punishment
214 - Offering gift or restoration of property in
consideration of screening offender 13 Chapter XIII
215 - Taking gift to help to recover stolen prop-
erty, etc. Offences relating to Weight and Measures
216 - Harboring offender who has escaped
from custody or whose apprehension has been 264 - Fraudulent use of false instrument for
ordered, 216A - Penalty for harboring robbers weighing
or davits, 216B - Repealed 265 - Fraudulent use of false weight or measure
217 - Public servant disobeying direction of
266 - Being in possession of false weight or
law with intent to save person from punishment
or property from forfeiture
267 - Making or selling false weight or measure
218 - Public servant framing incorrect record
or writing with intent to save person from pun-
ishment or property from forfeiture
219 - Public servant in judicial proceeding cor-
14 Chapter XIV
ruptly making report, etc., contrary to law
Offences affecting the Public Health, Safety, Conve-
220 - Commitment for trial or confinement by nience, Decency and Morals.
person having authority who knows that he is
acting contrary to law
221 - Intentional omission to apprehend on the 15 Chapter XV
part of public servant bound to apprehend
222 - Intentional omission to apprehend on the Offences relating to Religion
part of public servant bound to apprehend per-
son under sentence or lawfully committed
295 - Injuring or defiling place of worship with
223 - Escape from confinement or custody neg- intent to insult the religion of any class, 295A -
ligently suffered by public servant Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to out-
224 - Resistance or obstruction by a person to rage religious feelings or any class by insulting
his lawful apprehension its religion or religious beliefs
20.1 Chapter XX-A 5

296 Disturbing religious assembly 20.1 Chapter XX-A

297 - Trespassing on burial places, etc.
Cruelty by Husband
298 - Uttering, words, etc., with deliberate in-
tent to wound the religious feelings of any per-
498A - Husband of a woman subjecting her to

cruelty Chapter xx-A,I.P.C. was added in the year 1983.

16 Chapter XVI
Offences affecting the Human Body 21 Chapter XXI
17 Chapter XVII
499 - Defamation
Offences against property.. 500 - Punishment for defamation
501 - Printing or engraving matter known to be
18 Chapter XVIII 502 - Sale of printed or engraved substance
containing defamatory matter
Offences relating to Documents and Property Marks

22 Chapter XXII
19 Chapter XIX
Criminal intimidation, Insult and Annoyance
the Criminal Breach of Contracts of Service
503 - Criminal intimidation
490 - Repealed
504 - Intentional insult with intent to provoke
491 - Breach of contract to attend on and sup- breach of the peace
ply wants of helpless person
505 - Statements conducing to public mischief
492 - Repealed
506 - Punishment for criminal intimidation
507 - Criminal intimidation by an anonymous
20 Chapter XX
508 - Act caused by inducing person to believe
that he will be rendered an object of the Divine
Offences Relating to Marriage
509 - Word, gesture or act intended to insult
493 - Cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully
the modesty of a woman
inducing a belief of lawful marriage
510 - Misconduct in public by a drunken per-
494 - Marrying again during lifetime of hus-
band or wife
495 - Same offence with concealment of for-
mer marriage from person with whom subse-
quent marriage is contracted 23 Chapter XXIII
496 - Marriage ceremony fraudulently gone
Attempts to Commit Offences
through without lawful marriage
497 - Adultery
511 - Punishment for attempting to commit of-
498 - Enticing or taking away or detaining with fences punishable with imprisonment for life or
criminal intent a married woman other implementations.

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