Section 1 Of IPC – Indian Penal Code

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1. Title and extent of operation of the Code.

This Act shall be called the Indian Penal Code, and shall extend to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. (The words “except the State of Jammu and Kashmir” omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 95 and the Fifth Schedule (w.e.f. 31-10-2019).)

Explanation –

Section 1 IPC 1860. According to the laws, this act shall be called the Indian Penal Code and shall extend to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

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As in whole of India, IPC is applicable, in the same way, Ranbir Penal Code is applicable to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Sec 1 IPC, clearly declares the name of the act and its operation throughout the territory of India.

According to the principles of Criminal Jurisprudence,  While dealing with Sec 1 Indian Penal Code, it is clear that the power of exercising criminal jurisdiction completely depends upon the place of the offence and not on the place of domicile(the place from where a person originally belongs), or his nationality.

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