Important Sections of IPC,1860

Indian Penal Code, 1860 came into force on 1st day of January, 1862. it is a substantive law. It is, sub-divided into 23 chapters, comprises 511 sections.

Total Section: 511

Important Sections are:

Section 1 – Title and extent of operation of the Code.

Section 2 – Punishment of offences committed within India.

Section 3 – Punishment of offences committed beyond but which by law may be tried within India.

Section 19 to 26 – “Judge”, “Court of Justice”, “Public Servant”, “Movable property”, “Wrongful gain”, “Wrongful loss”, “Gaining wrongfully, losing wrongfully”, “Dishonestly”, “Fraudulently”, “Reason to believe”.

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 40 – “Offence”.

Section 52 – “Good faith”.

Section 53 – Punishment.

Section 73 – Solitary confinement.

Section 76 to 106 – CHAPTER IV (76-106) – General Exceptions

Section 107 to 120 – CHAPTER V (107-120) – Abetment

Section 120A – Definition of criminal conspiracy.

Section 120B – Punishment of criminal conspiracy.

Section 121 – Waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India.

Section 124A – Sedition.

Section 141 – Unlawful assembly.

Section 143 – Punishment.

Section 146 – Rioting.

Section 147 – Punishment for rioting.

Section 149 – Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object.

Section 159 – Affray.

Section 179 – Refusing to answer public servant authorised to question.

Section 182 – False information, with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person.

Section 191 – Giving false evidence.

Section 268 – Public nuisance.

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 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 299 – Culpable homicide to Section 309 – Attempt to commit suicide.

Section 319 – Hurt to Section 338 – Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others.

Section 339 – Wrongful restraint.

Section 340 – Wrongful confinement.

Section 349 – Force.

Section 350 – Criminal force.

Section 351 – Assault.

Section 354 – Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty.

Section 354A – Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment.

Section 354B – Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe.

Section 359 – Kidnapping.

Section 362 – Abduction.

Section 375 – Rape.

Section 376 – Punishment for rape.

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 – Unnatural offences.

Section 378 – Theft.

Section 383 – Extortion.

Section 390 – Robbery.

Section 391 – Dacoity.

Section 403 – Dishonest misappropriation of property.

Section 405 – Criminal breach of trust.

Section 415 – Cheating.

Section 420 – Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.

Section 425 – Mischief.

Section 441 – Criminal Trespass to Section 446 – House-breaking by night.

Section 493 – Cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage.

Section 497 – Adultery.

Section 498 – Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman.

Section 498A – Cruelty by husband or relatives of husband.

Section 499 – Defamation.

Section 503 – Criminal intimidation.

Section 506 – Punishment for criminal intimidation.

Section 509 – Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.

Section 511 – Attempts to commit offences.