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Preamble 1  -             INDIAN PENAL CODE
Chapter 1  -             INTRODUCTION
Section 1  -             Title and extent of operation of the Code
Section 2  -             Punishment of offences committed within India
Section 4  -             Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences
Section 5  -             Certain laws not to be affected by this Act
Chapter 2  -             GENERAL EXPLANATIONS
Section 6  -             Definitions in the Code to be understood subject to exceptions
Section 7  -             Sense of expression once explained
Section 8  -             Gender
Section 9  -             Number
Section 10  -             "Man", "Woman"
Section 11  -             "Person"
Section 12  -             "Public"
Section 13  -             "Queen" [Repealed]
Section 14  -             "Servant of Government"
Section 15  -             "British India" [Repealed]
Section 16  -             "Government of India" [Repealed]
Section 17  -             "Government"
Section 18  -             "India"
Section 19  -             "Judge"
Section 20  -             "Court of Justice"
Section 21  -             "Public Servant"
Section 22  -             "Movable property"
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 30  -             "Valuable security"
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 36  -             Effect caused partly by act and partly by omission
Section 39  -             "Voluntarily"
Section 40  -             "Offence"
Section 41  -             "Special law"
Section 42  -             "Local law"
Section 43  -             "Illegal", "Legally bound to do"
Section 44  -             "Injury"
Section 45  -             "Life"
Section 46  -             "Death"
Section 47  -             "Animal"
Section 48  -             "Vessel"
Section 49  -             "Year", "Month"
Section 50  -             "Section"
Section 51  -             "Oath"
Section 52  -             "Good faith"
Section 52A  -             "Harbour"
Chapter 3  -             OF PUNISHMENTS
Section 53  -             Punishments
Section 53A  -             Construction of reference to transportation
Section 54  -             Commutation of sentence of death
Section 55  -             Commutation of sentence of imprisonment for life
Section 55A  -             Definition of "appropriate Government"
Section 57  -             Fractions of terms of punishment
Section 59  -             Transportation instead of imprisonment [Repealed]
Section 61  -             Sentence of forfeiture of property [Repealed]
Section 63  -             Amount of fine
Section 64  -             Sentence of imprisonment for non-payment of fine
Section 66  -             Description of imprisonment for non-payment of fine
Section 68  -             Imprisonment to terminate on payment of fine
Section 71  -             Limit of punishment of offence made up of several offences
Section 73  -             Solitary confinement
Section 74  -             Limit of solitary confinement
Chapter 4  -             GENERAL EXCEPTIONS
Section 77  -             Act of Judge when acting judicially
Section 78  -             Act done pursuant to the judgment or order of Court
Section 80  -             Accident in doing a lawful act
Section 82  -             Act of a child under seven years of age
Section 84  -             Act of a person of unsound mind
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 to 106  -             Of the Right of Private Defence
Section 96  -             Things done in private defence
Section 97  -             Right of private defence of the body and of property
Section 99  -             Acts against which there is no right of private defence
Section 101  -             When such right extends to causing any harm other than death
Section 104  -             When such right extends to causing any harm other than death
Chapter 5  -             OF ABETMENT
Section 107  -             Abetment of a thing
Section 108  -             Abettor
Section 108A  -             Abetment in India of offences outside India
Section 111  -             Liability of abettor when one act abetted and different act done
Section 114  -             Abettor present when offence is committed
Section 120  -             Concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment
Chapter 5A  -             CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY
Section 120A  -             Definition of criminal conspiracy
Section 120B  -             Punishment of criminal conspiracy
Chapter 6  -             OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE
Section 121A  -             Conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121
Section 123  -             Concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war
Section 124A  -             Sedition
Section 129  -             Public servant negligently suffering such prisoner to escape
Section 130  -             Aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring such prisoner
Chapter 7  -             OF OFFENCES RELATING TO THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE
Section 132  -             Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence thereof
Section 134  -             Abetment of such assault, if the assault is committed
Section 135  -             Abetment of desertion of soldier, sailor or airman
Section 136  -             Harbouring deserter
Section 138  -             Abetment of act of insubordination by soldier, sailor or airman
Section 139  -             Persons subject to certain Acts
Section 140  -             Wearing garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman
Chapter 8  -             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 146  -             Rioting
Section 147  -             Punishment for rioting
Section 148  -             Rioting, armed with deadly weapon
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 157  -             Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful assembly
Section 158  -             Being hired to take part in an unlawful assembly or riot
Section 159  -             Affray
Section 160  -             Punishment for committing affray
Chapter 9  -             OF OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS
Section 161  -             [Repealed]
Section 162  -             [Repealed]
Section 163  -             [Repealed]
Section 164  -             [Repealed]
Section 165  -             [Repealed]
Section 165A  -             [Repealed]
Section 166A  -             Public servant disobeying direction under law
Section 166B  -             Punishment for non-treatment of victim
Section 168  -             Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade
Section 169  -             Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property
Section 170  -             Personating a public servant
Chapter 9A  -             OF OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS
Section 171A  -             "Candidate", "Electoral right defined"
Section 171B  -             Bribery
Section 171C  -             Undue influence at elections
Section 171D  -             Personation at elections
Section 171E  -             Punishment for bribery
Section 171F  -             Punishment for undue influence or personation at an election
Section 171G  -             False statement in connection with an election
Section 171H  -             Illegal payments in connection with an election
Section 171I  -             Failure to keep election accounts
Chapter 10  -             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 177  -             Furnishing false information
Section 179  -             Refusing to answer public servant authorised to question
Section 180  -             Refusing to sign statement
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 11  -             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 200  -             Using as true such declaration knowing it to be false
Section 203  -             Giving false information respecting an offence committed
Section 208  -             Fraudulently suffering decree for sum not due
Section 209  -             Dishonestly making false claim in Court
Section 210  -             Fraudulently obtaining decree for sum not due
Section 211  -             False charge of offence made with intent to injure
Section 212  -             Harbouring offender
Section 213  -             Taking gift, etc., to screen an offender from punishment
Section 215  -             Taking gift to help to recover stolen property, etc.
Section 216A  -             Penalty for harbouring robbers or dacoits
Section 216B  -             Definition of "harbour" in sections 212, 216 and 216A [Repealed]
Section 224  -             Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension
Section 225  -             Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person
Section 226  -             Unlawful return from transportation [Repealed]
Section 227  -             Violation of condition of remission of punishment
Section 228A  -             Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences etc.
Section 229  -             Personation of a juror or assessor
Section 229A  -             Failure by person released on bail or bond to appear in court
Chapter 12  -             OF OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS
Section 230  -             "Coin" Defined
Section 231  -             Counterfeiting coin
Section 232  -             Counterfeiting Indian coin
Section 233  -             Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting coin
Section 234  -             Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Indian coin
Section 236  -             Abetting in India the counterfeiting out of India of coin
Section 237  -             Import or export of counterfeit coin
Section 238  -             Import or export of counterfeits of the India coin
Section 239  -             Delivery of coin, possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit
Section 245  -             Unlawfully taking coining instrument from mint
Section 250  -             Delivery of coin, possessed with knowledge that it is altered
Section 255  -             Counterfeiting Government stamp
Section 257  -             Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Government stamp
Section 258  -             Sale of counterfeit Government stamp
Section 259  -             Having possession of counterfeit Government stamp
Section 260  -             Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be a counterfeit
Section 262  -             Using Government stamp known to have been before used
Section 263  -             Erasure of mark denoting that stamp has been used
Section 263A  -             Prohibition of fictitious stamps
Chapter 13  -             OF OFFENCES RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
Section 264  -             Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing
Section 265  -             Fraudulent use of false weight or measure
Section 266  -             Being in possession of false weight or measure
Section 267  -             Making or selling false weight or measure
Section 268  -             Public nuisance
Section 271  -             Disobedience to quarantine rule
Section 272  -             Adulteration of food or drink intended for sale
Section 273  -             Sale of noxious food or drink
Section 274  -             Adulteration of drugs
Section 275  -             Sale of adulterated drugs
Section 276  -             Sale of drug as a different drug or preparation
Section 277  -             Fouling water of public spring or reservoir
Section 278  -             Making atmosphere noxious to health
Section 279  -             Rash driving or riding on a public way
Section 280  -             Rash navigation of vessel
Section 281  -             Exhibition of false light, mark or buoy
Section 282  -             Conveying person by water for hire in unsafe or overloaded vessel
Section 283  -             Danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation
Section 284  -             Negligent conduct with respect to poisonous substance
Section 285  -             Negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter
Section 286  -             Negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance
Section 287  -             Negligent conduct with respect to machinery
Section 289  -             Negligent conduct with respect to animal
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 293  -             Sale, etc., of obscene objects to young person
Section 294  -             Obscene acts and songs
Section 294A  -             Keeping lottery office
Chapter 15  -             OF OFFENCES RELATING TO RELIGION
Section 296  -             Disturbing religious assembly
Section 297  -             Trespassing on burial places, etc.
Chapter 16  -             OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY
Section 299 to 311  -             Of Offences Affecting Life
Section 299  -             Culpable homicide
Section 300  -             Murder
Section 302  -             Punishment for murder
Section 303  -             Punishment for murder by life-convict
Section 304  -             Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder
Section 304A  -             Causing death by negligence
Section 304B  -             Dowry death
Section 305  -             Abetment of suicide of child or insane person
Section 306  -             Abetment of suicide
Section 307  -             Attempt to murder
Section 308  -             Attempt to commit culpable homicide
Section 309  -             Attempt to commit suicide
Section 310  -             Thug
Section 311  -             Punishment
Section 312  -             Causing miscarriage
Section 313  -             Causing miscarriage without woman's consent
Section 314  -             Death caused by act done with intent to cause miscarriage
Section 318  -             Concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body
Section 319 to 338  -             Of Hurt
Section 319  -             Hurt
Section 320  -             Grievous hurt
Section 321  -             Voluntarily causing hurt
Section 322  -             Voluntarily causing 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 326A  -             Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid, etc.
Section 326B  -             Voluntarily throwing or attempting to throw acid
Section 332  -             Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty
Section 334  -             Voluntarily causing hurt on provocation
Section 335  -             Voluntarily causing grievous hurt on provocation
Section 336  -             Act endangering life or personal safety of others
Section 337  -             Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others
Section 339 to 348  -             Of Wrongful Restraint and Wrongful Confinement
Section 339  -             Wrongful restraint
Section 340  -             Wrongful confinement
Section 341  -             Punishment for wrongful restraint
Section 342  -             Punishment for wrongful confinement
Section 343  -             Wrongful confinement for three or more days
Section 344  -             Wrongful confinement for ten or more days
Section 346  -             Wrongful confinement in secret
Section 349 to 358  -             Of Criminal Force and Assault
Section 349  -             Force
Section 350  -             Criminal force
Section 351  -             Assault
Section 354A  -             Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment
Section 354B  -             Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe
Section 354C  -             Voyeurism
Section 354D  -             Stalking
Section 358  -             Assault or criminal force on grave provocation
Section 359 to 374  -             Of Kidnapping, Abduction, Slavery and Forced Labour
Section 359  -             Kidnapping
Section 360  -             Kidnapping from India
Section 361  -             Kidnapping from lawful guardianship
Section 362  -             Abduction
Section 363  -             Punishment for kidnapping
Section 363A  -             Kidnapping or maiming a minor for purposes of begging
Section 364  -             Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder
Section 364A  -             Kidnapping for ransom, etc.
Section 366A  -             Procuration of minor girl
Section 366B  -             Importation of girl from foreign country
Section 370  -             Trafficking of a Person
Section 370A  -             Exploitation of a trafficked person
Section 371  -             Habitual dealing in slaves
Section 372  -             Selling minor for purposes of prostitution, etc.
Section 373  -             Buying minor for purposes of prostitution, etc.
Section 374  -             Unlawful compulsory labour
Section 375 to 376D  -             Sexual Offence
Section 375  -             Rape
Section 376  -             Punishment for rape
Section 376AB  -             Punishment for rape on woman under twelve years of age
Section 376B  -             Sexual intercourse by husband upon his wife during separation
Section 376C  -             Sexual intercourse by a person in authority
Section 376D  -             Gang rape
Section 376DA  -             Punishment for gang rape on woman under sixteen years of age
Section 376DB  -             Punishment for gang rape on woman under twelve years of age
Section 376E  -             Punishment for repeat offenders
Section 377  -             Of Unnatural Offences : Unnatural offences
Chapter 17  -             OF OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY
Section 378 to 382  -             Of theft
Section 378  -             Theft
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 383 to 389  -             Of extortion
Section 383  -             Extortion
Section 384  -             Punishment for extortion
Section 385  -             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 390 to 402  -             Of robbery and dacoity
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 395  -             Punishment for dacoity
Section 396  -             Dacoity with murder
Section 397  -             Robbery, or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt
Section 398  -             Attempt to commit robbery or dacoity when armed with deadly weapon
Section 399  -             Making preparation to commit dacoity
Section 400  -             Punishment for belonging to gang of dacoits
Section 401  -             Punishment for belonging to gang of thieves
Section 402  -             Assembling for purpose of committing dacoity
Section 403 to 404  -             Of criminal misappropriation of property
Section 403  -             Dishonest misappropriation of property
Section 405 to 409  -             Of criminal breach of trust
Section 405  -             Criminal breach of trust
Section 406  -             Punishment for criminal breach of trust
Section 407  -             Criminal breach of trust by carrier, etc.
Section 408  -             Criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant
Section 410 to 414  -             Of the receiving of stolen property
Section 410  -             Stolen Property
Section 411  -             Dishonestly receiving stolen property
Section 413  -             Habitually dealing in stolen property
Section 414  -             Assisting in concealment of stolen property
Section 415 to 420  -             Of cheating
Section 415  -             Cheating
Section 416  -             Cheating by personation
Section 417  -             Punishment for cheating
Section 419  -             Punishment for cheating by personation
Section 420  -             Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property
Section 421 to 424  -             of fraudulent deeds and dispositions of property
Section 424  -             Dishonest or fraudulent removal or concealment of property
Section 425 to 440  -             Of mischief
Section 425  -             Mischief
Section 426  -             Punishment for mischief
Section 427  -             Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees
Section 428  -             Mischief by killing or maiming animal of the value of ten rupees
Section 431  -             Mischief by injury to public road, bridge, river or channel
Section 441 to 462  -             Of criminal trespass
Section 441  -             Criminal trespass
Section 442  -             House trespass
Section 443  -             Lurking house-trespass
Section 444  -             Lurking house-trespass by night
Section 445  -             House breaking
Section 446  -             House-breaking by night
Section 447  -             Punishment for criminal trespass
Section 448  -             Punishment for house-trespass
Section 449  -             House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with death
Section 453  -             Punishment for lurking house-trespass or house-breaking
Section 456  -             Punishment for lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night
Section 461  -             Dishonestly breaking open receptacle containing property
Chapter 18  -             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 470  -             Forged document or electronic record
Section 471  -             Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record
Section 477A  -             Falsification of accounts
Section 478 to 489  -             Of property and other marks
Section 478  -             Trade marks[Repealed]
Section 479  -             Property mark
Section 480  -             Using a false trade mark[Repealed]
Section 481  -             Using a false property mark
Section 482  -             Punishment for using a false property mark
Section 483  -             Counterfeiting a property mark used by another
Section 484  -             Counterfeiting a mark used by a public servant
Section 486  -             Selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark
Section 487  -             Making a false mark upon any receptacle containing goods
Section 488  -             Punishment for making use of any such false mark
Section 489  -             Tampering with property mark with intent to cause injury
Section 489A to 489E  -             OF CURRENCY-NOTES AND BANK-NOTES
Section 489A  -             Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes
Section 489C  -             Possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes
Chapter 19  -             OF THE CRIMINAL BREACH OF CONTRACTS OF SERVICE
Section 490  -             Breach of contract of service during voyage or journey [Repealed]
Chapter 20  -             OF OFFENCES RELATING TO MARRIAGE
Section 494  -             Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife
Section 497  -             Adultery
Chapter XXA  -             OF CRUELTY BY HUSBAND OR RELATIVES OF HUSBAND
Section 498A  -             Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty
Chapter 21  -             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 22  -             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 507  -             Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication
Section 509  -             Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman
Section 510  -             Misconduct in public by a drunken person
Chapter 23  -             OF ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT OFFENCES
 
 
 
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