List of sections of Indian Penal Code

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Indian Penal Code, 1860, sub-divided into twenty three chapters, comprises five hundred and eleven sections. The code starts with an introduction, provides explanations and exceptions used in the code, and covers a wide range of offences.


Chapter I[edit]


1 – IPC.Title and extent of operated of the Code

Except the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

2 – Punishment of offences committed within India
3 – Punishment of offences committed beyond, but which by law may be tried within India
4 – Extension of Code to extraterritorial offences.
5 – the Act on the effects of certain methods to

== Chapter II == ipc General Explanation

Chapter III[edit]


Chapter IV[edit]

General Exceptions

Chapter V[edit]

Abetment (107 ~ 120)

107 – Abetment of a thing
108 – Abettor
108A – Abetment in India offence outside India
109 – Punishment of abetment is same as crime has been done
110 – Punishment of abetment if person abetted does act with different intention from that of abettor
111 – Liability of abettor when one act abetted and different act done
112 – Abettor when liable to cumulative punishment for act abetted and for the act done
113 – Liability of abettor for an effect caused by the act abetted different from that intended by abet
114 – Abettor present when offence is committed
115 – Abetment of offence punishable with death or life-imprisonment for life – if offence not committed
116 – Abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment – if offence not committed

Chapter V A[edit]

Criminal Conspiracy

120A – Definition of criminal conspiracy
120B – Punishment of criminal conspiracy

Chapter VI[edit]

Offences against the State

121 – Waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India, 121A – Conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121
122 – Collecting arms, etc., with intention of waging war against the Government of India
123 – Concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war
124 – Assaulting President, Governor, etc., with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power, 124A – Sedition
125 – Waging war against any Asiatic Power in alliance with the Government of India
126 – Committing depredation on territories of Power at peace with the Government of India
127 – Receiving Property taken by war on depredation mention in Sections 125 and 126
128 – Public servant voluntary allowing prisoner of State or war to escape
129 – Public servant negligently suffering such prisoner to escape
130 – Aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring such prisoner

Chapter VII[edit]

Offences relating to the Army, Navy and Air Force

131 – Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty
132 – Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence thereof
133 – Abetment of assault by soldier, sailor or airman on his superior officer, when in execution of his office
134 – Abetment of such assault, if the assault is committed
135 – Abetment of desertion of soldier, sailor or airman
136 – Harbouring deserter
137 – Deserter concealed on board merchant vessel through negligence of master
138 – Abetment of act of insubordination by soldier, sailor or airman, 138A Repealed
139 – Persons subject to certain Acts
140 – Wearing garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman

Chapter VIII[edit]

Offences against the Public Tranquillity

141 – Unlawful assembly
142 – Being member of unlawful assembly
143 – Punishment for unlawful assembly
144 – Joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapon
145 – Joining or continuing in unlawful assembly, knowing it has been commanded to disperse
146 – Rioting
147 – Punishment for rioting
148 – Rioting, armed with deadly weapon
149 – Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object
150 – Hiring, or conniving at hiring, of persons to join unlawful assembly
151 – Knowingly joining or continuing in assembly of five or more persons after it has been commanded to disperse
152 – Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc.
153 – Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot-if rioting be committed-if not committed, 153A – Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony, 153AA – Punishment for knowingly carrying arms in any procession or organising, or holding or taking part in any mass drill or mass training with arms, 153B – Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration
154 – Owner or occupier of land on which an unlawful assembly is held
155 – Liability of person for whose benefit riot is committed
156 – Liability of agent of owner of occupier for whose benefit riot is committed
157 – Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful assembly
158 – Being hired to take part in an unlawful assembly or riot
159 – Affray
160 – Punishment for committing affray

Chapter IX[edit]

Chapter IX deals with : Of Offences By Or Relating To Public Servants

Chapter IX Sections from 161 to 171 ; ( Of Offences By Or Relating To Public Servants )

161 [To 165A. repealed by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988)]

166 Public servant disobeying law, with intent to cause injury to any person

167 Public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury

168 Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade

169 Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property

170 Personating a public servant

171 Wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent

Chapter IX A[edit]

Offences Relating to Elections

171A – Candidate, Electoral Right: Defined
171B – Bribery
171C – Undue Influence at election
171D – Personation at elections
171E – Punishment for bribery
171F – Punishment for Undue influence or personation at an election
171G – False statements in connection with an election
171H – Illegal payments in connection with an election
171I – Failure to keep election accounts

Chapter X[edit]

Contempts of Lawful Authority of Public Servants

172 – Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding
173 – Preventing service of summons or other proceeding, or preventing publication thereof
174 – Non-attendance in obedience to an order form public servant, 174A – Non-appearance in response to a proclamation under section 82 of Act 2 of 1974
175 – Omission to produce to document or electronic record to public servant by person legally bound to produce it -
176 – Omission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it
177 – Furnishing false information
178 – Refusing oath or affirmation when duly required by public servant to make it
179 – Refusing to answer public servant authorized to question
180 – Refusing to sign statement
181 – False statement on oath or affirmation to public servant or person authorized to administer an oath or affirmation
182 – False information, with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person
183 – Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant
184 – Obstructing sale of property offered for sale by authority of public servant
185 – Illegal purchase or bid for property offered for sale by authority of public servan
186 – Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions
187 – Omission to assist public servant when bt
189 – Threat of injury to public servant
190 – Threat of injury to induce person to refrain from applying for protection to public servant

Chapter XI[edit]

False Evidence and Offences against Public Justice

191 – Giving false evidence
192 – Fabricating false evidence
193 – Punishment for false evidence
194 – Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of capital offence
195 – Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of offence punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment, 195A – Threatening any person to give false evidence
196 – Using evidence known to be false
197 – Issuing or signing false certificate
198 – Using as true a certificate known to be false
199 – False statement made in declaration which is by law receivable as evidence
200 – Using as true such declaration knowing it to be false
201 – Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender
202 – Intentional omission to give information of offence by person bound to inform
203 – Giving false information respecting an offence committed
204 – Destruction of document or electronic record to prevent its production as evidence
205 – False impersonation for purpose of act or proceeding in suit or prosecution
206 – Fraudulent removal or concealment of property to prevent its seizure as forfeited or in execution
207 – Fraudulent claim to property to prevent its seizure as forfeited or in execution
208 – Fraudulently suffering decree for sum not due
209 – Dishonestly making false claim in Court
210 – Fraudulently obtaining decree for sum not due
211 – False charge of offence made with intent to injure
212 – Harboring offender
213 – Taking gift, etc., to screen an offender from punishment
214 – Offering gift or restoration of property in consideration of screening offender
215 – Taking gift to help to recover stolen property, etc.
216 – Harboring offender who has escaped from custody or whose apprehension has been ordered, 216A – Penalty for harboring robbers or davits, 216B – Repealed
217 – Public servant disobeying direction of law with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture
218 – Public servant framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture
219 – Public servant in judicial proceeding corruptly making report, etc., contrary to law
220 – Commitment for trial or confinement by person having authority who knows that he is acting contrary to law
221 – Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of public servant bound to apprehend
222 – Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of public servant bound to apprehend person under sentence or lawfully committed
223 – Escape from confinement or custody negligently suffered by public servant
224 – Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension
225 – Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person' 225A – Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape on part of public servant in cases not otherwise, provided for, 225B – Resistant or obstruction to lawful apprehension, or rescue in cases not otherwise provided for
226 – Omitted
227 – Violation of condition of remission of punishment
228 – Intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding, 228A – Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences etc.
229 – Impersonation of a juror or assessor, 229A – Failure by person released on bail or bond to appear in Court

Chapter XII[edit]

Offences relating to coin and Government Stamps

Chapter XIII[edit]

Offences relating to Weight and Measures

264 – Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing
265 – Fraudulent use of false weight or measure
266 – Being in possession of false weight or measure
267 – Making or selling false weight or measure

Chapter XIV[edit]

Offences affecting the Public Health, Safety, Convenience, Decency and Morals.

Chapter XV[edit]

Offences relating to Religion

295 – Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class, 295A – Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs
296 Disturbing religious assembly
297 – Trespassing on burial places, etc.
298 – Uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person

Chapter XVI[edit]

Offences affecting the Human Body

Chapter XVII[edit]

Offences against property..

Chapter XVIII[edit]

Offences relating to Documents and Property Marks

Chapter XIX[edit]

the Criminal Breach of Contracts of Service

490 – Repealed
491 – Breach of contract to attend on and supply wants of helpless person
492 – Repealed

Chapter XX[edit]

Offences Relating to Marriage

493 – Cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage
494 – Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife
495 – Same offence with concealment of former marriage from person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted
496 – Marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriage
497 – Adultery
498 – Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman

Chapter XX-A[edit]

Cruelty by Husband

498A – Husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty

498A in The Indian Penal Code [498A. Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty.—Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine. Explanation.—For the purpose of this section, “cruelty” means—

(a) any wilful conduct which is of such a nature as is likely to drive the woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health (whether mental or physical) of the woman; or

(b) harassment of the woman where such harassment is with a view to coercing her or any person related to her to meet any unlawful demand for any property or valuable security or is on account of failure by her or any person related to her to meet such demand.] Chapter xx-A,I.P.C. was added in the year 1983.

Chapter XXI[edit]


499 – Defamation
500 – Punishment for defamation
501 – Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory
502 – Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter

Chapter XXII[edit]

Criminal intimidation, Insult and Annoyance

503 – Criminal intimidation
504 – Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace
505 – Statements conducing to public mischief
506 – Punishment for criminal intimidation
507 – Treat of suicide with intent to coerce a public authority.
508 – Act caused by inducing person to believe that he will be rendered an object of the Divine displeasure
509 – Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman
510 – Misconduct in public by a drunken person

Chapter XXIII[edit]

Attempts to Commit Offences

511 – Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment.