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  • Indian Penal Code, 1860: Bare Act
  • CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION
  • Section-3. Punishment of offences committed beyond but which by law may be tried within India.
  • Section-4. Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences.  
  • Section-5. Certain laws not to be affected by this Act.

CHAPTER II : GENERAL EXPLANATIONS

  • Section-6. Definitions in the Code to be understood subject to exceptions.
  • Section-7. Sense of expression once explained.
  • Section-23. “Wrongful gain”.
  • Section-24. “Dishonestly”.
  • Section-25. “Fraudulently”.
  • Section-26. “Reason to believe”.
  • Section-27. Property in possession of wife, clerk or servant.
  • Section-28. “Counterfeit”.
  • Section-29. “Document”.
  • Section-29A. “Electronic record”.
  • Section-31. “A will”.
  • Section-32. Words referring to acts include illegal omissions.
  • Section-33. “Act”, “Omission”.
  • Section-34. Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention.
  • Section-35. When such an act is criminal by reason of its being done with a criminal knowledge or intention.
  • Section-36. Effect caused partly by act and partly by omission.
  • Section-37. Co-operation by doing one of several acts constituting an offence.
  • Section-38. Persons concerned in criminal act may be guilty of different offences.
  • Section-39. “Voluntarily”.
  • Section-40. “Offence”.  
  • Section-43. “Illegal”, “Legally bound to do”.
  • Section-44. “Injury”.
  • Section-52. “Good faith”.
  • Section-52A. “Harbour”.  

CHAPTER III : OF PUNISHMENTS

  • Section-53. Punishment.
  • Section-63. Amount of fine.
  • Section-65. Limit to imprisonment for non-payment of fine, when imprisonment and fine awardable.
  • Section-67. Imprisonment for non-payment of fine, when offence punishable with fine only.
  • Section-68. Imprisonment to terminate on payment of fine.
  • Section-69. Termination of imprisonment on payment of proportional part of fine.
  • Section-70. Fine leviable within six years or during imprisonment-Death not to discharge property from liability.
  • Section-71. Limit of punishment of offence made up of several offences.  
  • Section-72. Punishment of person guilty of one of several offences, the judgment stating that it is doubtful of which.
  • Section-73. Solitary confinement.
  • Section-74. Limit of solitary confinement.
  • Section-75. Enhanced punishment for certain offences under Chapter XII or Chapter XVII after previous conviction.

CHAPTER IV : GENERAL EXCEPTIONS

  • Section-76. Act done by a person bound, or by mistake of fact believing himself bound, by law.
  • Section-79. Act done by a person justified, or by mistake of fact believing himself justified, by law.  
  • Section-80. Accident in doing a lawful act.
  • Section-81. Act likely to cause harm, but done without criminal intent, and to prevent other harm.
  • Section-83. Act of a child above seven and under twelve of immature understanding.- 
  • Section-84. Act of a person of-unsound mind.
  • Section-85. Act of a person incapable of judgment by reason of intoxication caused against his will.
  • Section-86. Offence requiring a particular intent or knowledge committed by one who is intoxicated.
  • Section-87. Act not intended and not known to be likely to cause death or grievous hurt, done by consent.
  • Section-88. Act not intended to cause death, done by consent in good faith for person’s benefit.
  • Section-90. Consent known to be given under fear or misconception.
  • Section-92. Act done in good faith for benefit of a person without consent.  
  • Section-93. Communication made in good faith.
  • Section-94. Act to which a person is compelled by threats.
  • Section-95. Act causing slight harm.
  • Section-96. Right of private defence of the body and of property.
  • Section98. Right of private defence against the act of a person of unsound mind, etc.-
  • Section-100. When the right of private defence of the body extends to causing death.
  • Section-102. Commencement and continuance of the right of private defence of the body.
  • Section-105. Commencement and continuance of the right of private defence of property.
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CHAPTER V : OF ABETMENT

  • Section-107. Abetment of a thing.
  • Section-108. Abettor.   
  • Section-108A. Abetment in India of offences outside India.
  • Section-115. Abetment of offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life–if offence not committed.
  • Section-116. Abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment–if offence be not committed.
  • Section-117. Abetting commission of offence by the public or by more than ten persons.-
  • Section-119. Public servant concealing design to commit offence which it is his duty to prevent.
  • Section-120. Concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment.-

CHAPTER VA : CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY

  • Section-120A. Definition of criminal conspiracy.
  • Section-120B. Punishment of criminal conspiracy.

Chapter VI : Of Offences Against The State

  • Section-121. Waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India .
  • Section-121A. Conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121.
  • Section-122. Collecting arms, etc., with intention of waging war against the Government of India.
  • Section-123. Concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war.

CHAPTER VIII : OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRANQUILLITY

  • Section-141. Unlawful assembly.
  • Section-142. Being member of unlawful assembly.
  • Section-143. Punishment.
  • Section-144. Joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapon.
  • Section-145. Joining or continuing in unlawful assembly, knowing it has been commanded to disperse.
  • Section-146. Rioting.
  • Section-147. Punishment for rioting.
  • Section-148. Rioting, armed with deadly weapon.
  • Section-149. Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object.
  • Section-150. Hiring, or conniving at hiring, of persons to join unlawful assembly.  
  • Section-151. Knowingly joining or continuing in assembly of five or more persons after it has been commanded to disperse.
  • Section-152. Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc.-
  • Section-153. Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot–if rioting be committed–if not committed.
  • Section-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.
  • Section-153AA. Punishment for knowingly carrying arms in any procession or organizing or holding or taking part in any mass drill or mass training with arms.
  • Section-153B. Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration.
  • Section-154. Owner or occupier of land on which an unlawful assembly is held.
  • Section-155. Liability of person for whose benefit riot is committed.
  • Section-156. Liability of agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit riot is committed.
  • Section-159. Affray.
  • Section-160. Punishment for committing affray.

Chapter IX: Of Offences BY Or Relating To Public Servants

  • Section-166. Public servant disobeying law, with intent to cause injury to any person.
  • Section-167. Public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury.
  • Section-168. Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade.
  • Section-170. Personating a public servant.

CHAPTER IXA : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS

  • Section-171C. Undue influence at elections.
  • Section-171G. False statement in connection with an election.
  • Section-171I. Failure to keep election accounts.

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

  • Section-172. Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding.
  • Section-174. Non-attendance in obedience to an order from public servant.
  • Section-174A. Non- appearance in response to a proclamation under section 82 of Act 2 of 1974.
  • Section-177. Furnishing false information.
  • Section-184. Obstructing sale of property offered for sale by authority of public servant.
  • Section-186. Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions.
  • Section-188. Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.
  • Section-189. Threat of injury to public servant.

CHAPTER XI : OF FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE

  • Section-191. Giving false evidence.
  • Section-192. Fabricating false evidence.
  • Section-193. Punishment for false evidence.
  • Section-195A. Threatening or inducing any person to give false evidence.
  • Section-196. Using evidence known to be false.
  • Section-197. Issuing or signing false certificate.
  • Section-198. Using as true a certificate known to be false.
  • Section-201. Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender.  
  • Section-209. Dishonestly making false claim in Court.
  • Section-210. Fraudulently obtaining decree for sum not due.
  • Section-212. Harbouring offender.
  • Section-216. Harbouring offender who has escaped from custody or whose apprehension has been ordered.
  • Section-224. Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension.
  • Section-228. Intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding.
  • Section-229A. Failure by person released on bail or bond to appear in Court.

CHAPTER XII : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS

  • Section-232. Counterfeiting Indian coin.
  • Section-235. Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin.
  • Section-237. Import or export of counterfeit coin.
  • Section-238. Import or export of counterfeits of the Indian coin.
  • Section-255. Counterfeiting Government stamp.
  • Section-258. Sale of counterfeit Government stamp.
  • Section-263A. Prohibition of fictitious stamps.

CHAPTER XIII : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

  • Section-267. Making or selling false weight or measure.  

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

  • Section-268. Public nuisance.
  • Section-273. Sale of noxious food or drink.
  • Section-275. Sale of adulterated drugs.
  • Section-278. Making atmosphere noxious to health.
  • Section-279. Rash driving or riding on a public way.
  • Section-290. Punishment for public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for.
  • Section-291. Continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue.
  • Section-292. Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc.
  • Section-294A. Keeping lottery office.

CHAPTER XV : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO RELIGION

  • Section-295. Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class.
  • Section-295A. Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.
  • Section-296. Disturbing religious assembly.
  • Section-297. Trespassing on burial places, etc.
  • Section-298. Uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person.

Chapter XVI: Of Offences Affecting The Human Body Of Offences Affecting Life

  • Section-300. Murder
  • Section-302. Punishment for murder.
  • Section-304. Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
  • Section-304A. Causing death by negligence.
  • Section-304B. Dowry death.
  • Section-306. Abetment of suicide.
  • Section-307. Attempt to murder.

Of The Causing Of Miscarriage, Of Injuries To Unborn Children, Of The Exposure Of Infants, And Of The Concealment Of Births

  • Section-313. Causing miscarriage without woman’s consent.

Of Hurt

  • Section-319. Hurt.
  • Section-320. Grievous hurt.
  • Section-323. Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt.
  • Section-324. Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
  • Section-325. Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt.
  • Section-326. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
  • Section-333. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty.
  • Section-336. Act endangering life or personal safety of others.
  • Section-338. Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others.

Of Wrongful Restraint & Wrongful Confinement

  • Section-339. Wrongful restraint.
  • Section-340. Wrongful confinement.
  • Section-341. Punishment for wrongful restraint.
  • Section-345. Wrongful confinement of person for whose liberation writ has been issued.
  • Section-346. Wrongful confinement in secret.

Of Criminal Force & Assault

  • Section-349. Force.  
  • Section-350. Criminal force.    
  • Section-351. Assault.
  • Section-352. Punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation.
  • Section-353. Assault or criminal force to deter public servant form discharge of his duty.
  • Section-354. Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty.
  • Section-356. Assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person.

Of Kidnapping, Abduction, Slavery And Forced Labour

  • Section-359. Kidnapping.
  • Section-361. Kidnapping from lawful guardianship.
  • Section-362. Abduction.
  • Section-363. Punishment for kidnapping.
  • Section-364. Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder.
  • Section-364A. Kidnapping for ransom, etc.
  • Section-366. Kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage, etc.
  • Section-366B. Importation of girl from foreign country.
  • Section-367. Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to grievous hurt, slavery, etc.
  • Section-372. Selling minor for purposes of prostitution, etc.
  • Section-373. Buying minor for purposes of prostitution, etc.

Sexual Offences

  • Section-376. Punishment for rape.  
  • Section-376A. Intercourse by a man with his wife during separation.
  • Section-376B. Intercourse by public servant with woman in his custody.
  • Section-376C. Intercourse by superintendent of jail, remand home, etc.
  • Section-376D. Intercourse by any member of the management or staff of a hospital with any woman in that hospital.

Of Unnatural Offences

  • Section-377. Of Unnatural Offences : Unnatural offences.

CHAPTER XVII : OF OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY

  • Section-379. Punishment for theft.
  • Section-380. Theft in dwelling house, etc.
  • Section-381. Theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master.
  • Section-382. Theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft.
  • Section-383. Extortion.
  • Section-384. Punishment for extortion.
  • Section-365. Putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion.
  • Section-386. Extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt.
  • Section-387. Putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion.
  • Section-388. Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, etc.
  • Section-389. Putting person in fear of accusation of offence, in order to commit extortion.
  • Section-390. Robbery.  
  • Section-391. Dacoity.
  • Section-392. Punishment for robbery.
  • Section-393. Attempt to commit robbery.
  • Section-394. Voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery.
  • Section-396. Dacoity with murder.
  • Section-403. Dishonest misappropriation of property.    
  • Section-406. Punishment for criminal breach of trust.
  • Section-408. Criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant.
  • Section-409. Criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent.
  • Section-410. Stolen Property.
  • Section-411. Dishonestly receiving stolen property.
  • Section-412. Dishonestly receiving property stolen in the commission of a dacoity.
  • Section-413. Habitually dealing in stolen property.
  • Section-415. Cheating.
  • Section-416. Cheating by personation.
  • Section-417. Punishment for cheating.
  • Section-418. Cheating with knowledge that wrongful loss may ensue to person whose interest offender is bound to protect.
  • Section-419. Punishment for cheating by personation.
  • Section-420. Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.
  • Section-425. Mischief.
  • Section-426. Punishment for mischief.
  • Section-441. Criminal trespass.
  • Section-442. House trespass.
  • Section-443. Lurking house-trespass.
  • Section-444. Lurking house-trespass by night.
  • Section-446. House-breaking by night.
  • Section-447. Punishment for criminal trespass.
  • Section-448. Punishment for house-trespass

CHAPTER XVIII : OF OFFENCES RELATING TO DOCUMENTS AND TO PROPERTY MARKS

  • Section-463. Forgery.
  • Section-464. Making a false document.   
  • Section-465. Punishment For forgery.
  • Section-466. Forgery of record of Court or of public register, etc.
  • Section-467. Forgery of valuable security, will, etc.
  • Section-468. Forgery for purpose of cheating.
  • Section-469. Forgery for purpose of harming reputation.
  • Section-471. Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record.
  • Section-475. Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents described in section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material.
  • Section-477. Fraudulent cancellation, destruction, etc., of will, authority to adopt, or valuable security.
  • Section-477A. Falsification of accounts.
  • Section-479. Property mark.
  • Section-482. Punishment for using a false property mark.
  • Section-484. Counterfeiting a mark used by a public servant.
  • Section-486. Selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark.
  • Section-489A. Counterfeiting currency notes or bank-notes.
  • Section-489C. Possession of forged or counterfeit currency notes or bank-notes.

CHAPTER XX: OF OFFENCES RELATING TO MARRIAGE

  • Section-493. Cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage.
  • Section-494. Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife.
  • Section-495. Same offence with concealment of former marriage from person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted.
  • Section-496. Marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriage.
  • Section-497. Adultery.
  • Section-498. Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman.

CHAPTER XX-A : OF CRUELTY BY HUSBAND OR RELATIVES OF HUSBAND

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

CHAPTER XXI : OF DEFAMATION

  • Section-499. Defamation.
  • Section-500. Punishment for defamation.
  • Section-501. Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory.
  • Section-502. Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter.

CHAPTER XXII: OF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT AND ANNOYANCE

  • Section-503. Criminal intimidation.
  • Section-504. Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace.
  • Section-505. Statements conducing to public mischief.
  • Section-506. Punishment for criminal intimidation.
  • Section-508. Act caused by inducing person to believe that he will be rendered an object of the Divine displeasure.
  • Section-510. Misconduct in public by a drunken person.

CHAPTER XIII : OF ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT OFFENCES

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