Notes on Indian Penal Code (IPC)

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IPC  (The Indian Penal Code)        

(Act No. – 45 of 1860)          

(Received the assent of the Governor – General on October 6, 1860.)         

The draft of Indian Penal Code was brought by the first Indian Law Commission presided  over by  Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay (Lord Macaulay) in 1833. Further it was examined by Jurist  Barnes Peacock and was completed in 1850.    

Father of The Indian Penal Code – (Lord Macaulay)

Passed by legislature –  6th October

Enacted as – Act No. XLV of 1860.

It Came in force  – 1st January , 1862

Chapters – 23

Sections  – 511

Flow Chart of IPC

Chapter  Number                                  Name of ChapterSections
IIntroduction 1 – 5
IIGeneral Explanations6  – 52(A)
       IIIOf Punishments53- 75
       IVGeneral Exceptions76 – 106
       VOf Abetment107 – 120
      V(A)A Criminal Conspiracy120(A) -120(B)
      VIOf Offences Against The State121 – 130
     VIIOf Offences Relating To The Army ,Navy And Air Force131 – 140
     VIIIOf Offences Against The Public Tranquillity141 – 160
      IXOf Offences By Or Relating To Public Servants161 – 171
     IX(A)Of Offences Relating To Elections171(A) – 171(I)
       XOf Contempts Of The Lawful Authority Of Public Servants172 – 190
       XIOf False Evidence And Offences Against Public Justice191 – 229(A)
      XIIOf Offences Relating To Coin And Government Stamps230 – 263(A)
     XIIIOf Offences Relating To Weights And Measures 264 – 267
     XIVOf Offences Affecting The Public Health, Safety, Convenience, Decency And Morals268 – 294(A)
     XVOf Offences Relating To Religion295 – 298
     XVIOf Offences Affecting The Human Body299 – 377
<Of offences Affecting Life299 – 311
 <Of the causing of Miscarriage, of Injuries to Unborn Children, of the Exposure of Infants, and of the Concealment of Births312 – 318
 <Of Hurt319 – 338
 <Of Wrongful Restraint and Wrongful Confinement339 – 348
 <Of Criminal Force and Assult349 – 358
 <Of Kidnapping, Abduction, Slavery and Forced Labour359 – 374
 <Sexual offences375 – 376E
 <Of Unnatural Offences377
     XVIIOf Offences Against Property378 – 462
 <Of Offences Against Property Of Theft378 – 382
 <Of Extortion383 – 389
 <Of Robbery and Dacoity390 – 402
 <Of Criminal Misappropriation of Property403 –  404
 <Of Criminal Breach of Trust405 – 409
 <Of the Receiving of Stolen Property410 – 414
 <Of Cheating415 – 420
 <Of Fradulent Deeds and Disposition of Property421 – 424
 <Of Mischief425 – 440
 <Of Criminal Trespass441 – 462
     XVIIIOf Offences Relating To Documents and to Property Marks463 – 489(E)
<Of Offences Relating to Documents463 – 477(A)
 <Of Property and Other Marks478 – 489
 <Of Currency – Notes and Bank – Notes489(A) – 489(E)
     XIXOf The Criminal Breach Of Contracts Of Service490 – 492
     XXOf Offences Relating To Marriage493 – 498
     XX(A)Of Cruelty By Husband Or Relatives Of Husband498(A)
     XXIOf Defamation499 – 502
     XXIIOf Criminal Intimidation, Insult And Annoyance503 – 510
     XXIIIOf Attempts To Commit Offences511

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