Indian Penal Code 1860-Introduction - Indian Kanoon
Indian Penal Code 1860-Introduction - Indian Kanoon

INDIAN PENAL CODE 1860

INTRODUCTION

The Indian Penal Code in its basic structure is a document that consist of the list of all the punishments and cases that a person who commits any kind of a crime is to be held liable and charged with.It covers any Indian citizen or a person of Indian origin. The exception to this document is that any kind of military or armed forces crimes cannot be charged on the basis of Indian Penal Code. They have a different dedicated list of laws and the Indian Penal Code cannot supersede any part of it

The Indian Penal Code IPC is the main criminal code of India.It extends to the whole of India except to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.The introductory draft of Indian Penal Code was formulated in the year 1860 and this was done under the supervision of the First Law Comission which was chaired by Lord Macaulay.

The first Penal Code came into existence in the year 1862 and since then number of amendements have been made in the code.It is a comprehensive code that intends to cover all the substantive aspects of criminal law.In the Jammu and Kashmir the Indian Penal Code is known as Ranbir Penal Code(RPC).

The total number of sections enumerated in the Indian Penal Code are five hundred eleven. Every section defines different category of crimes committed by persons of Indian origin.

 

Indian Penal Code 1860-Introduction – Indian Kanoon