INDIAN PENAL CODE

THE INDIAN PENAL CODE

(Act No. 45 of Year 1860)1

THE INDIAN PENAL CODE

CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION

 

1. Title and extent of operation of the Code

 

2. Punishment of offences committed within India

 

3. Punishment of offences committed beyond but which by law may be tried within India

 

9[4. Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences

 

16[5. Certain laws not to be affected by this Act

 

CHAPTER II: GENERAL EXPLANATIONS

 

6. Definitions in the Code to be understood subject to exceptions

 

7. Sense of expression once explained

 

8. Gender

 

9.Number

 

10. “Man”, “Woman”

 

11. “Person”

 

12.”Public”

 

[Section 13. titled “Queen” repealed by the Govt. of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order,  1950]

 

16[14. “Servant of Government”

 

[Section 15. titled “British India” repealed by the Govt. of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order,  1937]

 

[Section 16. titled “Government of India” repealed by the Govt. of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order,  1937]

 

16[17. “Government”

 

18[18. “India”

 

19. “Judge”

 

20. “Court of Justice”

 

21. “Public Servant”

 

22. “Movable property”

 

23. “Wrongful gain”

 

24. “Dishonestly”

 

25. “Fraudulently”

 

26. “Reason to believe”

 

27. Property in possession of wife, clerk or servant

 

28. “Counterfeit”

 

29. “Document”

 

30. “Valuable security”

 

31. “A will”

 

32. Words referring to acts include illegal omissions

 

33. “Act”, “Omission”

 

30[34. Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention

 

35. When such an act is criminal by reason of its being done with a criminal knowledge or intention

 

36. Effect caused partly by act and partly by omission

 

37. Co-operation by doing one of several acts constituting an offence

 

38. Persons concerned in criminal act may be guilty of different offences

 

39. “Voluntarily”

 

30[40. “Offence”

 

41. “Special law”

 

42. “Local law”

 

43. “Illegal”, “Legally bound to do”

 

44. “Injury”

 

45. “Life”

 

46. “Death”

 

47. “Animal”

 

48. “Vessel”

 

49. “Year”, “Month”

 

50. “Section”

 

51. “Oath”

 

52. “Good faith”

 

38[52A. “Harbour”

 

CHAPTER  III: OF PUNISHMENTS

 

53. Punishment

 

41[53A. Construction of reference to transportation

 

54. Commutation of sentence of death

 

55. Commutation of sentence of imprisonment for life

 

46[55A. Definition of “appropriate Government”

 

[Section 56. titled “Sentence of Europeans and Americans to penal servitude, proviso as to sentence for term exceeding ten years but not for life” repealed by the Criminal Law (Removal of Racial Discriminations) Act, 1949, w.e.f. 6th. April, 1949]

 

57. Fractions of terms of punishment

 

[Section 58. titled “Offenders sentenced to transportation how dealt with until transported” repealed by the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1955, w.e.f. 1st. January, 1956]

 

[Section 59. titled “Transportation instead of imprisonment” repealed by the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1955, w.e.f. 1st. January, 1956]

 

60. Sentence may be (in certain cases of imprisonment) wholly or partly rigorous or simple

 

[Section 61. titled “Sentence of forfeiture of property” repealed by the Indian Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 1921]

 

[Section 62. titled “Forfeiture of property in respect of offenders punishable with death, transportation or imprisonment” repealed by the Indian Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 1921]

 

63. Amount of fine

 

64. Sentence of imprisonment for non-payment of fine

 

65. Limit to imprisonment for non-payment of fine, when imprisonment and fine awardable

 

66. Description of imprisonment for non-payment of fine

 

67. Imprisonment for non-payment of fine, when offence punishable with fine only

 

68. Imprisonment to terminate on payment of fine

 

69. Termination of imprisonment on payment of proportional part of fine

 

70. Fine leviable within six years or during imprisonment-Death not to discharge property from liability

 

71. Limit of punishment of offence made up of several offences

 

72. Punishment of person guilty of one of several offences, the judgment stating that it is doubtful of which

 

73. Solitary confinement

 

74. Limit of solitary confinement

 

48A[75. Enhanced punishment for certain offences under Chapter XII or Chapter XVII after previous conviction

 

CHAPTER IV : GENERAL EXCEPTIONS

 

76. Act done by a person bound, or by mistake of fact believing himself bound, by law

 

77. Act of Judge when acting judicially

 

78. Act done pursuant to the judgment or order of Court

 

79. Act done by a person justified, or by mistake of fact believing himself justified, by law

 

80. Accident in doing a lawful act

 

81. Act likely to cause harm, but done without criminal intent, and to prevent other harm

 

82. Act of a child under seven years of age

 

83. Act of a child above seven and under twelve of immature understanding

 

84. Act of a person of-unsound mind

 

85. Act of a person incapable of judgment by reason of intoxication caused against his will

 

86. Offence requiring a particular intent or knowledge committed by one who is intoxicated

 

87. Act not intended and not known to be likely to cause death or grievous hurt, done by consent

 

88. Act not intended to cause death, done by consent in good faith for person’s benefit

 

89. Act done in good faith for benefit of child or insane person, by or by consent of guardian

 

90. Consent known to be given under fear or misconception

 

91. Exclusion of acts which are offences independently of harm caused

 

92. Act done in good faith for benefit of a person without consent

 

93. Communication made in good faith

 

94. Act to which a person is compelled by threats

 

95. Act causing slight harm

 

96. Things done in private defence

 

97. Right of private defence of the body and of property

 

98. Right of private defence against the act of a person of unsound mind, etc.

 

99. Acts against which there is no right of private defence

 

100. When the right of private defence of the body extends to causing death

 

101. When such right extends to causing any harm other than death

 

102. Commencement and continuance of the right of private defence of the body

 

103. When the right of private defence of property extends to causing death

 

104. When such right extends to causing any harm other than death

 

105. Commencement and continuance of the right of private defence of property

 

106. Right of private defence against deadly assault when there is risk of harm to innocent person

 

CHAPTER V :OF ABETMENT

 

107. Abetment of a thing

 

108. Abettor

 

52[108A. Abetment in India of offences outside India

 

109. Punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence, and where no express provision is made for its punishment

 

110. Punishment of abetment if person abetted does act with different intention from that of abettor

 

111. Liability of abettor when one act abetted and different act done

 

112. Abettor when liable to cumulative punishment for act abetted and for act done

 

113. Liability of abettor for an effect caused by the act abetted different from that intended by the abettor

 

114. Abettor present when offence is committed

 

115. Abetment of offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life-if offence not committed

 

116. Abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment-if offence be not committed

 

117. Abetting commission of offence by the public or by more than ten persons

 

118. Concealing design to commit offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life

 

119. Public servant concealing design to commit offence which it is his duty to prevent

 

120. Concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

 

32[CHAPTER VA : CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY

 

120A. Definition of criminal conspiracy

 

32[120B. Punishment of criminal conspiracy

 

CHAPTER  VI : OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE

 

121. “Waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India

 

56[121A. Conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121

 

122. Collecting arms, etc., with intention of waging war against the Government of India

 

123. Concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war

 

124. Assaulting President, Governor, etc., with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power

 

71[124A. Sedition

 

125. Waging war against any Asiatic Power in alliance with the Government of India

 

126. Committing depredation on territories of Power at peace with the Government of India

 

127. Receiving property taken by war on depredation mentioned in sections 125 and 126-

 

128. Public servant voluntarily allowing prisoner of State or war to escape

 

129. Public servant negligently suffering such prisoner to escape

 

130. Aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring such prisoner

 

CHAPTER VII : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO THE ARMY ,74[NAVY AND AIR FORCE]

 

131. Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty

 

132. Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence thereof

 

133. Abetment of assault by soldier, sailor or airman on his superior officer, when in execution of his office

 

134. Abetment of such assault, if the assault is committed

 

135. Abetment of desertion of soldier, sailor or airman

 

136. Harbouring deserter

 

137. Deserter concealed on board merchant vessel through negligence of master

 

138. Abetment of act of insubordination by soldier, sailor or airman

 

[Section 138A. titled “Application of foregoing sections to the Indian Marine Service” repealed by the Amending Act, 1934 (35 of 1934)]

 

139. Persons subject to certain Acts

 

140. Wearing garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman

 

CHAPTER VIII : OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRANQUILLITY

 

141.Unlawful assembly

 

142. Being member of unlawful assembly

 

143. Punishment

 

144. Joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapon

 

145. Joining or continuing in unlawful assembly, knowing it has been commanded to disperse

 

146. Rioting

 

147. Punishment for rioting

 

148. Rioting, armed with deadly weapon

 

149. Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object

 

150. Hiring, or conniving at hiring, of persons to join unlawful assembly

 

151. Knowingly joining or continuing in assembly of five or more persons after it has been commanded to disperse

 

152. Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc.

 

153. Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot-if rioting be committed-if not committed

 

88[153A. Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony

 

89[153B. Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration

 

154. Owner or occupier of land on which an unlawful assembly is held

 

155. Liability of person for whose benefit riot is committed

 

156. Liability of agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit riot is committed

 

157. Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful assembly

 

158. Being hired to take part in an unlawful assembly or riot

 

159. Affray

 

160. Punishment for committing affray

 

CHAPTER IX : OF OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS

 

[Sections 161. To 165A. repealed by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988)]

 

166. Public servant disobeying law, with intent to cause injury to any person

 

167. Public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury

 

168. Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade

 

169. Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property

 

170. Personating a public servant

 

171. Wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent

 

90[CHAPTER IXA : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS

 

171A. “Candidate”, “Electoral right” defined

 

171B. Bribery

 

171C. Undue influence at elections

 

171D. Personation at elections

 

171E. Punishment for bribery

 

171F. Punishment for undue influence or personation at an election

 

171G. False statement in connection with an election

 

171H. Illegal payments in connection with an election

 

171I. Failure to keep election accounts

 

CHAPTER X : OF CONTEMPTS OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS

 

172. Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding

 

173. Preventing service of summons or other proceeding, or preventing publication thereof

 

174. Non-attendance in obedience to an order from public servant

 

175. Omission to produce document to public servant by person legally bound to produce it

 

176. Omission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it

 

177. Furnishing false information

 

178. Refusing oath or affirmation when duly required by public servant to make it

 

179.Refusing to answer public servant authorised to question

 

180. Refusing to sign statement

 

181. False statement on oath or affirmation to public servant or person authorised to administer an oath or affirmation

 

100[182. False information, with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person

 

183. Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant

 

184. Obstructing sale of property offered for sale by authority of public servant

 

185. Illegal purchase or bid for property offered for sale by authority of public servant

 

186. Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions

 

187. Omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give assistance

 

188. Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant

 

189. Threat of injury to public servant

 

190. Threat of injury to induce person to refrain from applying for protection to public servant

 

CHAPTER XI : OF FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE

 

191. Giving false evidence

 

192. Fabricating false evidence

 

193. Punishment for false evidence

 

194. Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of capital offence

 

195. Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of offence punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment

 

196. Using evidence known to be false

 

197. Issuing or signing false certificate

 

198. Using as true a certificate known to be false

 

199. False statement made in declaration which is by law receivable as evidence

 

200. Using as true such declaration knowing it to be false

 

201. Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender

 

202. Intentional omission to give information of offence by person bound to inform

 

203. Giving false information respecting an offence committed

 

204. Destruction of document to prevent its production as evidence

 

205. False personation for purpose of act or proceeding in suit or prosecution

 

206. Fraudulent removal or concealment of property to prevent its seizure as forfeited or in execution

 

207. Fraudulent claim to property to prevent its seizure as forfeited or in execution

 

208. Fraudulently suffering decree for sum not due

 

209. Dishonestly making false claim in Court

 

210. Fraudulently obtaining decree for sum not due

 

211. False charge of offence made with intent to injure

 

212. Harbouring offender

 

213. Taking gift, etc., to screen an offender from punishment

 

214. Offering gift or restoration of property in consideration of screening offender

 

215. Taking gift to help to recover stolen property, etc

 

216. Harbouring offender who has escaped from custody or whose apprehension has been ordered

 

108[216A. Penalty for harbouring robbers or dacoits

 

[216B. Definition of “harbour” in sections 212, 216 and 216A: Repealed by the Indian Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 1942 (8 of 1942)]

 

217. Public servant disobeying direction of law with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture

 

218. Public servant framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture

 

219. Public servant in judicial proceeding corruptly making report, etc., contrary to law

 

220. Commitment for trial or confinement by person having authority who knows that he is acting contrary to law

 

221. Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of public servant bound to apprehend

 

222. Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of public servant bound to apprehend person under sentence or lawfully committed

 

223. Escape from confinement or custody negligently suffered by public servant

 

224. Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension

 

225. Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person

 

122[225A. Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape, on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise, provided for

 

225B. Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension, or escape or rescue in cases not otherwise provided for

 

[226. Unlawful return from transportation: Repealed by the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1995, w.e.f. 1st. January, 1956]

 

227. Violation of condition of remission of punishment

 

228. Intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding

 

123[228A. Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences etc

 

229. Personation of a juror or assessor

 

CHAPTER XII : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS

 

230. “Coin” defined

 

231. Counterfeiting coin

 

232. Counterfeiting Indian coin

 

233. Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting coin

 

234. Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Indian coin

 

235. Possession of instrument, or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin

 

236. Abetting in India the counterfeiting out of India of coin

 

237. Import or export of counterfeit coin

 

238. Import or export of counterfeits of the India coin

 

239. Delivery of coin, possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit

 

240. Delivery of Indian coin, possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit

 

241. Delivery of coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit

 

242. Possession of counterfeit coin by person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof-

 

243. Possession of Indian coin by person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof

 

244. Person employed in mint causing coin to be of different weight or composition from that fixed by law

 

245. Unlawfully taking coining instrument from mint

 

246. Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of coin

 

247. Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of Indian coin

 

248. Altering appearance of coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description

 

249. Altering appearance of Indian coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description

 

250. Delivery of coin, possessed with knowledge that it is altered

 

251. Delivery of Indian coin, possessed with knowledge that it is altered

 

252. Possession of coin by person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof-

 

253. Possession of Indian coin by person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof-

 

254. Delivery of coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be altered

 

255. Counterfeiting Government stamp

 

256. Having possession of instrument or material for counterfeiting Government stamp

 

257. Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Government stamp

 

258. Sale of counterfeit Government stamp

 

259. Having possession of counterfeit Government stamp

 

260. Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be a counterfeit

 

261. Effacing, writing from substance bearing Government stamp, or removing from document a stamp used for it, with intent to cause loss to Government

 

262. Using Government stamp known to have been before used

 

263. Erasure of mark denoting that stamp has been used

 

131[263A. Prohibition of fictitious stamps

 

CHAPTER XIII : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

 

264. Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing

 

265. Fraudulent use of false weight or measure

 

266. Being in possession of false weight or measure

 

267. Making or selling false weight or measure

 

CHAPTER XIV : OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE, DECENCY AND MORALS

 

268. Public nuisance

 

269. Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life

 

270. Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life

 

271. Disobedience to quarantine rule

 

272. Adulteration of food or drink intended for sale

 

273. Sale of noxious food or drink

 

274. Adulteration of drugs

 

275. Sale of adulterated drugs

 

276. Sale of drug as a different drug or preparation

 

277. Fouling water of public spring or reservoir

 

278. Making atmosphere noxious to health

 

279. Rash driving or riding on a public way

 

280. Rash navigation of vessel

 

281. Exhibition of false light, mark or buoy

 

282. Conveying person by water for hire in unsafe or overloaded vessel-

 

283. Danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation

 

284. Negligent conduct with respect to poisonous substance

 

285. Negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter

 

286. Negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance

 

287. Negligent conduct with respect to machinery

 

288. Negligent conduct with respect to pulling down or repairing buildings

 

289. Negligent conduct with respect to animal

 

290. Punishment for public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for

 

291. Continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue

 

137[292. Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc. _

 

292A. Printing, etc., of grossly indecent or scurrilous matter or matter intended for blackmail

 

137[293. Sale, etc., of obscene objects to young person

 

141[294. Obscene acts and songs

 

120[294A. Keeping lottery office

 

CHAPTER XV : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO RELIGION

 

295. Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class

 

145[295A. Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs

 

296. Disturbing religious assembly

 

297. Trespassing on burial places, etc

 

298. Uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person-

 

CHAPTER XVI : OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY

 

299. Culpable homicide

 

300. Murder

 

301. Culpable homicide by causing death of person other than person whose death was intended

 

302. Punishment for murder

 

303. Punishment for murder by life-convict

 

304. Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder

 

120[304A. Causing death by negligence

 

149[304B. Dowry death

 

305. Abetment of suicide of child or insane person

 

306. Abetment of suicide

 

307. Attempt to murder

 

308. Attempt to commit culpable homicide

 

309. Attempt to commit suicide

 

310. Thug

 

311. Punishment

 

312. Causing miscarriage

 

313. Causing miscarriage without woman’s consent

 

314. Death caused by act done with intent to cause miscarriage

 

315. Act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth

 

316. Causing death of quick unborn child by act amounting to culpable homicide

 

317. Exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years, by parent or person having care of it

 

318. Concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body

 

319. Hurt

 

320. Grievous hurt

 

321. Voluntarily causing hurt

 

322. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt

 

323. Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt

 

324. Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means

 

325. Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt

 

326. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means –

 

327. Voluntarily causing hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal act

 

328. Causing hurt by means of poison, etc. with intent to commit an offence

 

329. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal act

 

330. Voluntarily causing hurt to extort confession, or to compel restoration of property

 

331. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort confession, or to compel restoration of property

 

332. Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty

 

333. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty

 

334. Voluntarily causing hurt on provocation

 

335. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt on provocation

 

336. Act endangering life or personal safety of others

 

337. Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others

 

338. Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others

 

339. Wrongful restraint

 

340. Wrongful confinement

 

341. Punishment for wrongful restraint

 

342. Punishment for wrongful confinement

 

343. Wrongful confinement for three or more days

 

344. Wrongful confinement for ten or more days

 

345. Wrongful confinement of person for whose liberation writ has been issued

 

346. Wrongful confinement in secret

 

347. Wrongful confinement to extort property, or constrain to illegal act

 

348. Wrongful confinement to extort confession, or compel restoration of property

 

349. Force

 

350. Criminal force

 

351. Assault

 

352. Punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation

 

353. Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty

 

354. Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty.

 

355. Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person, otherwise than on grave provocation

 

356. Assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person

 

357. Assault or criminal force in attempt wrongfully to confine a person

 

358. Assault or criminal force on grave provocation

 

359. Kidnapping

 

360.Kidnapping from India-

 

361. Kidnapping from lawful guardianship

 

362. Abduction

 

363. Punishment for kidnapping

 

157[363A. Kidnapping or maiming a minor for purposes of begging

 

364. Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder

 

158[364A. Kidnapping for ransom, etc

 

365. Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person

 

366. Kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage,  etc

 

160[366A. Procuration of minor girl

 

160[366B. Importation of girl from foreign country

 

367. Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to grievous hurt, slavery, etc

 

368. Wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement, kidnapped or abducted person

 

369. Kidnapping or abducting child under ten years with intent to steal from its person

 

370. Buying or disposing of any person as a slave

 

371. Habitual dealing in slaves

 

372. Selling minor for purposes of prostitution, etc

 

373. Buying minor for purposes of prostitution, etc

 

374. Unlawful compulsory labour

 

167[375. Rape

 

167[376. Punishment for rape

 

167[376A. Intercourse by a man with his wife during separation

 

376B. Intercourse by public servant with woman in his custody

 

167[376C. Intercourse by superintendent of jail, remand home, etc

 

167[376D. Intercourse by any member of the management or staff of a hospital with any woman in that hospital

 

377. Unnatural offences

 

CHAPTER XVII: OF OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY

 

378. Theft

 

379. Punishment for theft

 

380. Theft in dwelling house, etc

 

381. Theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master

 

382. Theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft

 

383. Extortion

 

384. Punishment for extortion

 

385. Putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion

 

386. Extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt to

 

387. Putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion

 

388. Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, etc

 

389. Putting person in fear of accusation of offence, in order to commit extortion

 

390. Robbery

 

391. Dacoity

 

392. Punishment for robbery

 

393. Attempt to commit robbery

 

394. Voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery

 

395. Punishment for dacoity

 

396. Dacoity with murder

 

397. Robbery, or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt

 

398. Attempt to commit robbery or dacoity when armed with deadly weapon

 

399. Making preparation to commit dacoity

 

400. Punishment for belonging to gang of dacoits

 

401. Punishment for belonging to gang of thieves

 

402. Assembling for purpose of committing dacoity

 

403. Dishonest misappropriation of property

 

404. Dishonest misappropriation of property possessed by deceased person at the time of his death

 

405. Criminal breach of trust

 

406. Punishment for criminal breach of trust

 

407. Criminal breach of trust by carrier, etc

 

408. Criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant

 

409. Criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent

 

410. Stolen Property

 

411. Dishonestly receiving stolen property

 

412. Dishonestly receiving property stolen in the commission of a dacoity

 

413. Habitually dealing in stolen property

 

414. Assisting in concealment of stolen property

 

415. Cheating

 

416. Cheating by personation

 

417. Punishment for cheating

 

418. Cheating with knowledge that wrongful loss may ensue to person whose interest offender is bound to protect

 

419. Punishment for cheating by personation

 

420. Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property

 

421. Dishonest or fraudulent removal or concealment of property to prevent distribution among creditors

 

422. Dishonestly or fraudulently preventing debt being available for creditors-.

 

423. Dishonest or fraudulent execution of deed of transfer containing false statement of consideration

 

424. Dishonest or fraudulent removal or concealment of property

 

425. Mischief

 

426. Punishment for mischief-

 

427. Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees

 

428. Mischief by killing or maiming animal of the value of ten rupees.

 

429. Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees

 

430. Mischief by injury to works of irrigation or by wrongfully diverting water

 

431. Mischief by injury to public road, bridge, river or channel

 

432. Mischief by causing inundation or obstruction to public drainage attended with damage

 

433. Mischief by destroying, moving or rendering less useful a light-house or sea-mark

 

434. Mischief by destroying or moving, etc., a land-mark fixed by public authority

 

435. Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage to amount of one hundred or (in case of agricultural produce) ten rupees

 

436. Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc

 

437. Mischief with intent to destroy or make unsafe a decked vessel or one of twenty tons burden

 

438. Punishment for the mischief described in section 437 committed by fire or explosive substance

 

439. Punishment for intentionally running vessel aground or ashore with intent to commit theft, etc

 

440. Mischief committed after preparation made for causing death or hurt

 

441. Criminal trespass

 

442. House trespass

 

443. Lurking house-trespass

 

444. Lurking house-trespass by night

 

445. House breaking

 

446. House-breaking by night

 

447. Punishment for criminal trespass

 

448. Punishment for house-trespass

 

449. House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with death

 

450. House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment for life

 

451. House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

 

452. House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint

 

453. Punishment for lurking house-trespass or house-breaking

 

454. Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

 

455. Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint

 

456. Punishment for lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night

 

457. Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

 

458. Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night after preparation for hurt, assault, or wrongful restraint

 

459. Grievous hurt caused whilst committing lurking house trespass or housebreaking

 

460. All persons jointly concerned in lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night punishable where death or grievous hurt caused by one of them

 

461. Dishonestly breaking open receptacle containing property

 

462. Punishment for same offence when committed by person entrusted with custody

 

CHAPTER XVIII : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO DOCUMENTS AND TO 173[***] PROPERTY MARKS

 

463. Forgery

 

464. Making a false document

 

465. Punishment for forgery

 

466. Forgery of record of court or of public register, etc

 

467. Forgery of valuable security, will, etc

 

468. Forgery for purpose of cheating

 

469. Forgery for purpose of harming reputation

 

470. Forged document

 

471. Using as genuine a forged document

 

472. Making or possessing counterfeit seal,  etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable under section 467

 

473. Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable otherwise

 

474. Having possession of document described in section 466 or 467, knowing it to be forged and intending to use it as genuine

 

475. Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents described in section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material

 

476. Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents other than those described in section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material

 

477. Fraudulent cancellation, destruction, etc., of will, authority to adopt, or valuable security

 

174[477A. Falsification of accounts

 

[478. Trade marks Repealed by the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958, w.e.f. 25th. November, 1959]

 

479. Property mark

 

[480. Using a false trade mark: Repealed by the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958, w.e.f. 25th. November, 1959]

 

481. Using a false property mark

 

482. Punishment for using a false property mark

 

483. Counterfeiting a property mark used by another

 

179[484. Counterfeiting a mark used by a public servant

 

180[485. Making or possession of any instrument for counterfeiting a property mark

 

181[486. Selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark

 

182[487. Making a false mark upon any receptacle containing goods

 

182[488. Punishment for making use of any such false mark

 

182[489. Tampering with property mark with intent to cause injury

 

183[489A. Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes

 

183[489B. Using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank- notes

 

183[489C. Possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes

 

183[489D. Making or possessing instruments or materials for forging or counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes

 

185[489E. Making or using documents resembling currency-notes or bank-notes

 

CHAPTER XIX: OF THE CRIMINAL BREACH OF CONTRACTS OF SERVICE

 

[490. Breach of contract of service during voyage or journey: Repealed by the Workmen’s Breach of Contract (Repealing) Act, 1925]

 

491. Breach of contract to attend on and supply wants of helpless person

 

[492. Breach of contract to serve at distant place to which servant is conveyed at master’s expense: Repealed by the Workmen’s Breach of Contract (Repealing) Act, 1925 (3 of 1925)]

 

CHAPTER: OF OFFENCES RELATING TO MARRIAGE

 

493. Cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage

 

494. Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife

 

495. Same offence with concealment of former marriage from person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted

 

496. Marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriage

 

497. Adultery

 

498. Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman

 

186[CHAPTERA : OF CRUELTY BY HUSBAND OR RELATIVES OF HUSBAND

 

498A. Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty

 

CHAPTERI: OF DEFAMATION

 

499. Defamation

 

500. Punishment for defamation

 

501. Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory

 

502. Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter

 

CHAPTERII: OF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT AND ANNOYANCE

 

503. Criminal intimidation

 

504. Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace

 

187[505. Statements conducting to public mischief.

 

506. Punishment for criminal intimidation

 

507. Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication

 

508. Act caused by inducing person to believe that he will be rendered an object of the Divine displeasure

 

509. Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman

 

510. Misconduct in public by a drunken person

 

CHAPTERIII : OF ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT OFFENCES

 

511. Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment

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