Ranbir Penal Code

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Ranbir Penal Code 1932
Dogra dynasty
Territorial extentJammu and Kashmir
Date enacted1932
Date assented to1932
Date commenced1932
Status: Amended

Jammu and Kashmir State Ranbir Penal Code or RPC the main criminal code applicable in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Indian Penal Code is not applicable here under Article 370 of the Constitution of India. It came into force in 1932 (1989 V.S.).[1] The code was introduced during the reign of Dogra dynasty with Ranbir Singh as its ruler.[2] It was made on the lines of Indian Penal Code prepared by Thomas Babington Macaulay.[3]


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  2. ^ Singh, Bhim (6 February 2010). "Bitter realities of political history of J&K". vijayvaani.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  3. ^ Lal Kalla, Krishan. The Literary Heritage of Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir: Mittal Publications. p. 75. Retrieved 19 September 2014.