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CONTENTS.

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1.-Introduction
II.-General Explanations
III.–Of Punishments
IV.—General Exceptions

V.–Of A betment
VI.—Of Offences against the State
VII.-Of Offences relating to the Army and Navy
VIII.--Of Offences against the Public Tranquillity

IX.-Of Offences by or relating to Public Servants.
X.-Of Contempts of the Lawful Authority of

Public Servants
XI.—Of False Evidence and Offences against Public

Justice
XII.-Of Offences relating to Coin and Government

Stamps
XIII.-Of Offences relating to Weights and Measures
XIV.–Of Offences affecting the Public Health, Safety,

Convenience, Decency, and Morals
XV.--Of Offences relating to Religion
XVI.-Of Offences affecting the Human Body
XVII.-Of Offences against Property.
XVIII.—Of Offences relating to Documents and to Trade

or Property-marks
XIX.–Of the Criminal Breach of Contracts of Service

XX.-Of Offences relating to Marriage
XXI.--Of Defamation
XXII.-Of Criminal Intimidation, Insult, and An-

noyance
XXIII.--Of Attempts to commit Offences

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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

CHAPTER I.

SECTION

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INTRODUCTION.
Preamble
Title. Commencement. Local extent
Offences committed within British India .
Offences committed beyond, but triable within, British India
Offences committed by servant of Queen within allied State
Saving of certain laws

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CHAPTER II.

GENERAL EXPLANATIONS.

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Definitions to be subject to exceptions
Expressions used in same sense throughout
Gender
Number

Man'
"Woman
*Person'
Public'
Queen'
"Servant of the Queen'
British India'
. Government of India'
Government'.

Presidency' "Judge' Court of Justice' Public servant' Moveable property "Wrongful gain'

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Wrongful loss'
• Wrongful retention
Being wrongfully kept out of property'

Dishonestly'
'Fraudulently'
Reason to believe'.
Property in possession of wife, clerk or servant
"Counterfeit'
* Document'
"Valuable security'
"A will' .
Acts include illegal omissions
* Act'

Omission
Act done by several in furtherance of common intention .
When such an act is criminal by being done with criminal intention
Effect caused partly by act and partly by omission .
Co-operation by doing one of several acts constituting an offence
Several persons committing criminal act may be guilty of different

offences
"Voluntarily'
Offence'.
Special law'
Local law'
Illegal'.
'Legally bound to do
'Injury'
Life'
• Death'
'Animal'
Vessel'
Year'
Month'
Section'.
'Oath'
Good faith'

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CHAPTER III.

OF PUNISHMENTS.

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Punishments
Cominutation of sentence of death
Commutation of sentence of transportation for life
Penal servitude
Fractions of terms of punishment
Offenders sentenced to transportation how dealt with until transported
When transportation may be substituted for imprisonment
When imprisonment may be wholly or partly rigorous or simple
Incapacity to acquire property.

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Forfeiture in case of heinous offenders
Amount of fine
Imprisonment in default of payment of fine
When offence punishable with imprisonment as well as fine
Description of imprisonment for such default
When offence punishable with fine only
Termination of such imprisonment .
Termination upon payment of proportional part of fine
When fine may be levied
Punishment for offence made up of several offences .
Where doubtful of which of several offences a person is guilty
Solitary confinement
Limit of solitary confinement
Second offence (punishable with three years' imprisonment) against coin,

stamps or property .

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CHAPTER IV.

GENERAL EXCEPTIONS.

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Act done by one bound, or by mistake of fact believing himself bound

by law Act of Judge acting judicially Act done pursuant to judgment or order of Court Act done by one justified, or by mistake of fact believing himself justified

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by law

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Accident in doing lawful act
Act likely to cause harm, but done without criminal intent, and to pre-

vent other harm
Act of child under 7 years of age
Act of child above 7 and under 12
Act of person of unsound mind
Involuntary intoxication .
Offence requiring particular intent or knowledge committed during

voluntary intoxication Act not intended and not known to be likely to cause death or grievous

hurt, done by consent Act not intended to cause death, done by consent in good faith for the

benefit of a person Act done in good faith, for benefit of child or person of unsound mind,

by or by consent of guardian
Consent known to be given under fear or misconception
Consent of person of unsound mind, intoxicated, or under 12
Acts which are offences independently of harm caused to person con-

senting
Act done in good faith for benefit of a person, without consent
Communication made in good faith .
Compulsion
Act causing slight harm

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Private defence
Right of private defence of body and property
Right of private defence against act of person of unsound mind, &c.
Acts against which no right of private defence
Extent to which right may be exercised .
When right of private defence of body extends to causing death
When such right extends to causing other harm
Commencement and continuance of such right
When right of private defence of property extends to causing death
When such right extends to causing other harm
Commencement and continuance of such right
Right of private defence against deadly assault when risk of harm to

innocent person

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CHAPTER V.

OF ABETMENT.

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Abetment defined .
Abettor.
Abetment if act abetted is committed in consequence, and no express

provision made for punishment
Abetment if person abetted acts with different intention from that of

abettor.
Liability of abettor when one act is abetted and different act done
Cumulative punishment for act abetted and for act done
Liability of abettor for effect caused by act abetted different from that

intended.
Abettor present when offence committed
Abetment of offence punishable with death or transportation for life
Abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment
Abetting commission of offence by public, or by more than ten

persons
Concealing design to commit offence punishable with death or transport-

ation for life. Public servant concealing design to commit offence which he should

prevent . Concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

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Waging, attempting to wage, or abetting waging of war against

Queen
Conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121

. I2IA Preparing to wage war against Queen Concealing design to wage war

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