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Indian Penal Code, 1860

(Act No. 45 of Year 1860)1

Contents

Sections

Particulars

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

4

Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences

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

13

[Titled Queen repealed by the Govt. of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order,  1950]

14

Servant of Government

15

[Titled British India repealed by the Govt. of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order,  1937]

16

[Titled Government of India repealed by the Govt. of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order,  1937]

17

Government

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

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

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

52A

Harbor

Chapter  III

Of Punishments

53

Punishment

53A

Construction of reference to transportation

54

Commutation of sentence of death

55

Commutation of sentence of imprisonment for life

55A

Definition of appropriate Government

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of Europeans and Americans to penal servitude, proviso as to sentence for term exceeding ten years but not for life repealed by the Criminal Law (Removal of Racial Discriminations) Act, 1949, w.e.f. 6th.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

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]

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

61

[Titled Sentence of forfeiture of property repealed by the Indian Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 1921]

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

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 defense

97

Right of private defense of the body and of property

98

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

99

Acts against which there is no right of private defense

100

When the right of private defense 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 defense of the body

103

When the right of private defense 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 defense of property

106

Right of private defense against deadly assault when there is risk of harm to innocent person

Chapter V

Of Abetment

107

Abetment of a thing

108

Abettor

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

Chapter V

A Criminal Conspiracy

120A

Definition of criminal conspiracy

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

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

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 harboring 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

Harboring deserter

137

Deserter concealed on board merchant vessel through negligence of master

138

Abetment of act of insubordination by soldier, sailor or airman

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

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

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

Harboring 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

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

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 authorized to question

180

Refusing to sign statement

181

False statement on oath or affirmation to public servant or person authorized to administer an oath or affirmation

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

Harboring 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

Harboring offender who has escaped from custody or whose apprehension has been ordered

216A

Penalty for harboring robbers or dacoits

216B    

[Definition of harbor 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

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

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

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 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

292

Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc. _

292A

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

293

Sale, etc., of obscene objects to young person

294

Obscene acts and songs

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

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

304A

Causing death by negligence

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 dishonor 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

363A    

Kidnapping or maiming a minor for purposes of begging

364

Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder

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

366A

Procuration of minor girl

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 labor

375

Rape

376

Punishment for rape

376A

Intercourse by a man with his wife during separation

376B

Intercourse by public servant with woman in his custody

376C

Intercourse by superintendent of jail, remand home, etc

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

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

484

Counterfeiting a mark used by a public servant

485

Making or possession of any instrument for counterfeiting a property mark

486

Selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark

487

Making a false mark upon any receptacle containing goods

488

Punishment for making use of any such false mark

489

Tampering with property mark with intent to cause injury

489A

Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes

489B

Using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank- notes

489C

Possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes

489D

Making or possessing instruments or materials for forging or counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes

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 XX

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

Chapter XXA

Of Cruelty By Husband Or Relatives Of Husband

498A

Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty

Chapter XXI

Of Defamation

499

Defamation

500

Punishment for defamation

501

Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory

502s

Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter

Chapter XXII

Of Criminal Intimidation, Insult And Annoyance

503

Criminal intimidation

504

Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace

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

Chapter XXIII

Of Attempts To Commit Offences

511

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

 

Foot Notes

CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION

Whereas it is expedient to provide a general Penal Code for 2[India];

It is enacted as follows: -



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