Section 1 Short title, extent and commencement
Section 3 Construction of references
Section 4 Trial of offences under the Indian Penal Code and other laws
Section 6 Classes of Criminal Courts
Section 7 Territorial divisions
Section 8 Metropolitan areas
Section 9 Court of Session
section 10. Subordination of Assistant Sessions Judges
Section 11. Courts of Judicial Magistrates
Section 12. Chief Judicial Magistrate and Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, etc
Section 13. Special Judicial Magistrates
Section 14. Local Jurisdiction of Judicial Magistrates
Section 15. Subordination of Judicial Magistrates
Section 16. Courts of Metropolitan Magistrates
Section 17. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate and Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
Section 18. Special Metropolitan Magistrates
Section 19. Subordination of Metropolitan Magistrates
Section 20. Executive Magistrates
Section 21. Special Executive Magistrates
Section 22. Local Jurisdiction of Executive Magistrates
Section 23. Subordination of Executive Magistrates
Section 24. Public Prosecutors
Section 25. Assistant Public Prosecutors
Section 26. Courts by which offences are triable
Section 27. Jurisdiction in the case of juveniles
Section 28. Sentences which High Courts and Sessions Judges may pass
Section 29. Sentences which Magistrates may pass
Section 30. Sentence of imprisonment in default of fine
Section 31. Sentence in cases of conviction of several offences at one trial
Section 32. Mode of conferring powers
Section 33. Powers of officers appointed
Section 34. Withdrawal of powers
Section 35. Powers of Judges and Magistrates exercisable by their successors-in-office
Section 36 Powers of superior officers of police
Section 37. Public when to assist Magistrates and police
Section 38. Aid to person other than police officer, executing warrant
Section 39. Public to give information of certain offences
Section 40. Duty of officers employed in connection with the affairs of a village to make certain report
Section 41. When police may arrest without warrant
Section 42. Arrest on refusal to give name and residence
Section 43. Arrest by private person and procedure on such arrest
Section 44. Arrest by Magistrate
Section 45. Protection of members of the Armed Forces from arrest
Section 46. Arrest how made
Section 47. Search of place entered by person sought to be arrested
Section 48. Pursuit of offenders into other jurisdictions
Section 49. No unnecessary restraint
Section 50. Person arrested to be informed of grounds of arrest and of right to bail
Section 51. Search of arrested persons
Section 52. Power to seize offensive weapons
Section 53. Examination of accused by medical practitioner at the request of police officer
Section 54. Examination of arrested person by medical practitioner at the request of the arrested person
Section 55. Procedure when police officer deputes subordinate to arrest without warrant
Section 56. Person arrested to be taken before Magistrate or officer in charge of police station
Section 57. Person arrested not to be detained more than twenty-four hours
Section 58. Police to report apprehensions
Section 59. Discharge of person apprehended
Section 60. Powers, on escape, to pursue and re-take
Section 61. Form of summons
Section 62. Summons how served
Section 63. Service of summons on corporate bodies and societies
Section 64. Service when persons summoned cannot be found —
Section 65. Procedure when service cannot be effected as before provided
Section 66. Service on Government servant
Section 67. Service of summons outside local limits
Section 68. Proof of service in such cases and when serving officer not present –
Section 69. Service of summons on witness by post
Section 70. Form of warrant of arrest and duration
Section 71. Power to direct security to be taken
Section 72. Warrants to whom directed
Section 73. Warrant may be directed to any person
Section 74. Warrant directed to police officer
Section 75. Notification of substance of warrant
Section 76. Person arrested to be brought before Court without delay
Section 77. Where warrant may be executed
Section 78. Warrant forwarded for execution outside jurisdiction
Section 79. Warrant directed to police officer for execution outside jurisdiction -
Section 80. Procedure of arrest of person against whom warrant issued
Section 82. Proclamation for person absconding
Section 81. Procedure by Magistrate before whom such person arrested is brought
Section 83. Attachment of property of person absconding
Section 84. Claims and objections to attachment
Section 85. Release, sale and restoration of attached property
Section 86. Appeal from order rejecting application for restoration of attached property
Section 87. Issue of warrant in lieu of, or in addition to, summons
Section 88. Power to take bond for appearance
Section 89. Arrest on breach of bond for appearance
Section 90. Provisions of this Chapter generally applicable to summons and warrants of arrest
Section 91. Summons to produce document or other thing
Section 92. Procedure as to letters and telegrams
Section 93. When search-warrant may be issued
Section 94. Search of place suspected to contain stolen property, forged documents, etc
Section 95. Power to declare certain publications forfeited and to issue search-warrants for the same
Section 96. Application to High Court to set aside declaration of forfeiture
Section 97. Search for persons wrongfully confined
Section 98. Power to compel restoration of abducted females
Section 99. Direction, etc, of search-warrants
Section 100. Persons in charge of closed place to allow search
Section 101. Disposal of things found in search beyond jurisdiction
Section-102. Power of police officer to seize certain property—
Section 103. Magistrate may direct search in his presence
Section 104. Power to impound document, etc, produced
Section 105. Reciprocal arrangements regarding processes
Section 105A. Definitions—In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,—
Section 105B. Assistance in securing transfer of persons
Section 105C. Assistance in relation to orders of attachment or forfeiture of property
Section 105D. Identifying unlawfully acquired property
Section 105E. Seizure or attachment of property
Section 105F. Management of properties seized or forfeited under this Chapter
Section 105G Notice of forfeiture of property
Section 105H. Forfeiture of property in certain cases
Section 105I. Fine in lieu of forfeiture
Section 105J. Certain transfers to be null and void
Section 105K. Procedure in respect of letter of request
Section 105L. Application of this Chapter
Section 106. Security for keeping the peace on conviction—
Section 107. Security for keeping the peace in other cases
Section 108. Security for good behaviour from persons disseminating seditious matters
Section 109. Security for good behaviour from suspected persons
Section 110. Security for good behaviour from habitual offenders
Section 111. Order to be made
Section 112. Procedure in respect of person present in Court
Section 113. Summons or warrant in case of person not so present
Section 114. Copy of order to accompany summons or warrant
Section 115. Power to dispense with personal attendance
Section 116. Inquiry as to truth of information
Section 117. Order to give security
Section 118. Discharge of person informed against
Section 119. Commencement of period for which security is required
Section 120. Contents of bond
Section 121. Power to reject sureties
Section 122. Imprisonment in default of security
Section 123. Power to release persons imprisoned for failing to give security
Section 124. Security for unexpired period of bond
Section 125. Order for maintenance of wives, children and parents
Section 127. Alteration in allowance
Section 128. Enforcement of order of maintenance
Section 129. Dispersal of assembly by use of civil force
Section 130. Use of armed forces to disperse assembly
Section 131 Power of certain armed force officers to disperse assembly
Section 132. Protection against prosecution for acts done under preceding sections
Section 133. Conditional order for removal of nuisance -
Section 134. Service or notification of order -
Section 135. Person to whom order is addressed to obey or show cause -
Section 136. Consequences of his failing to do so -
Section 137. Procedure where existence of public right is denied -
Section 138. Procedure where he appears to show cause
Section 139. Power of Magistrate to direct local investigation and examination of an expert
Section 140. Power of Magistrate to furnish written instructions, etc
Section 141. Procedure on order being made absolute and consequences of disobedience
Section 142. Injunction pending inquiry
Section 143. Magistrate may prohibit repetition or continuance of public nuisance
Section 144. Power to issue order in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger
Section 145. Procedure where dispute concerning land or water is likely to cause breach of peace
Section 146. Power to attach subject of dispute and to appoint receiver -
147. Dispute concerning right of use of land or water -
Section 148. Local inquiry -
Section 149. Police to prevent cognizable offences -
Section 150. Information of design to commit cognizable offences -
Section 151. Arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offences -
Section 152. Prevention of injury to public property
Section 153. Inspection of weights and measures
Section 154. Information in cognizable cases -
Section 155. Information as to non-cognizable cases and investigation of such cases
Section 156. Police officer's power to investigate cognizable cases
Section 157. Procedure for investigation
Section 158. Report how submitted
Section 159. Power to hold investigation or preliminary inquiry
Section 160. Police Officer's power to require attendance of witnesses
Section 161. Examination of witnesses by police -
Section 162. Statements to police not to be signed: Use of statements in evidence
Section 163. No inducement to be offered -
Section 164. Recording of confessions and statements
Section 165 Search by police officer –
Section 166. When officer in charge of police station may require another to issue search-warrant
Section 166A. Letter of request to competent authority for investigation in a country or place outside India -
Section 167. Procedure when investigation cannot be completed in twenty-four hours
Section 168. Report of investigation by subordinate police officer
Section 169. Release of accused when evidence deficient –
Section 170. Cases to be sent to Magistrate when evidence is sufficient -
Section 171. Complainant and witnesses not to be required to accompany police officer and not to be subject to restraint
Section 172. Diary of proceeding in investigation
Section 173. Report of police officer on completion of investigation
Section 174. Police to inquire and report on suicide, etc
Section 175. Power to summon persons
Section 176. Inquiry by Magistrate into cause of death
Section 177. Ordinary place of inquiry and trial
Section 178. Place of inquiry or trial
Section 179. Offence triable where act is done or consequence ensues -
Section 180. Place of trial where act is an offence by reason of relation to other offence -
Section 181. Place of trial in case of certain offences -
Section 182. Offences committed by letters, etc -
Section 183. Offence committed on journey or voyage -
Section 184. Place of trial for offences triable together -
Section 185. Power to order cases to be tried in different sessions divisions -
Section 186. High Court to decide, in case of doubt, district where inquiry or trial shall take place
Section 187. Power to issue summons or warrant for offence committed beyond local jurisdiction
Section 188. Offence committed outside India
Section 189. Receipt of evidence relating to offences committed outside India
Section 190. Cognizance of offences by Magistrates -
Section 191. Transfer on application of the accused –
Section 192. Making over of cases to Magistrates –
Section 193. Cognizance of offences by Courts of Session
Section 194. Additional and Assistant Sessions Judges to try cases made over to them –
Section 195. Prosecution for contempt of lawful authority of public servants, for offences against public justice and for offences relating to documents given in evidence –
Section 196. Prosecution for offences against the State and for criminal conspiracy to commit such offence
Section 197. Prosecution of Judges and public servants –
Section 198. Prosecution for offences against marriage
Section 198A. Prosecution of offences under section 498A of the Indian Penal Code
Section 199. Prosecution for defamation -
Section 200. Examination of complainant -
Section 201. Procedure by Magistrate not competent to take cognizance of the case -
Section 202. Postponement of issue of process
Section 203. Dismissal of complaint -
Section 204. Issue of process –
Section 205. Magistrate may dispense with personal attendance of accused -
Section 206. Special summons in cases of petty offence –
Section 207. Supply to the accused of copy of police report and other documents
Section 208.Supply of copies of statements and documents to accused in other cases triable by Court of Session -
Section 209. Commitment of case to Court of Session when offence is triable exclusively by it -
Section 210. Procedure to be followed when there is a complaint case and police investigation in respect of the same offence
Section 211. Contents of charge –
Section 212. Particulars as to time, place and person -
Section 213. When manner of committing offence must be stated -
Section 214. Words in charge taken in sense of law under which offence is punishable -
Section 215. Effect of errors –
Section 216. Court may alter charge
Section 217. Recall of witnesses when charge altered -
Section 218. Separate charges for distinct offences
Section 219. Three offences of same kind within year may be charged together –
Section 220. Trial for more than one offence -
Section 221. Where it is doubtful what offence has been committed
Section 222. When offence proved included in offence charged
Section 223. What persons may be charged jointly –
Section 224. Withdrawal of remaining charges on conviction on one of several charges-
Section 225. Trial to be conducted by Public Prosecutor -
Section 226. Opening case for prosecution –
Section 228. Framing of charge -
Section 229. Conviction on plea of guilty –
Section 230. Date for prosecution evidence -
Section 231. Evidence for prosecution -
Section 233. Entering upon defence -
Section 235. Judgment of acquittal or conviction
Section 236. Previous conviction -
Section 237. Procedure in cases instituted under section 199 (2) -
Section 238. Compliance with section 207
Section 239. When accused shall be discharged -
Section 240. Framing of charge
Section 241. Conviction on plea of guilty -
Section 242. Evidence for prosecution -
Section 243. Evidence for defence
Section 244. Evidence for prosecution
Section 245. When accused shall be discharged -
Section 246. Procedure where accused is not discharged
Section 247. Evidence for defence -
Section 248. Acquittal or conviction -
Section 249. Absence of complainant -
Section 250. Compensation for accusation without reasonable cause -
Section 251. Substance of accusation to be stated
Section 252. Conviction on plea of guilty
Section 253. Conviction on plea of guilty in absence of accused in petty cases -
Section 254. Procedure when not convicted
Section 255. Acquittal or conviction
Section 256. Non-appearance or death of complainant -
Section 257. Withdrawal of complaint
Section 258. Power to stop proceedings in certain cases -
Section 259. Power of Court to convert summons-cases into warrant cases -
Section 260. Power to try summarily -
Section 261. Summary trial by Magistrate of the second class -
Section 262. Procedure for summary trials -
Section 263. Record in summary trials -
Section 264. Judgment in cases tried summarily -
Section 265. Language of record and judgment -
Section 266. Definitions -
Section 267. Power to require attendance of prisoners -
Section 268. Power of State Government to exclude certain persons from operation of section 267 -
Section 269. Officer in charge of prison to abstain from carrying out order in certain contingencies.
Section 270. Prisoner to be brought to Court in custody.
Section 271. Power to issue commission for examination of witness in prison.
Section 272. Language of Courts -
Section 273. Evidence to be taken in presence of accused.
Section 274. Record in summons-cases and inquiries.
Section 275. Record in warrant-cases.
Section 276 Record in trial before Court of Session
Section 277. Language of record of evidence.
Section 278. Procedure in regard to such evidence when completed.
Section 279. Interpretation of evidence to accused or his pleader.
Section 280. Remarks respecting demeanour of witness.
Section 281. Record of examination of accused.
Section 282. Interpreter to be bound to interpret truthfully.
Section 283. Record in High Court.
Section 284. When attendance of witness may be dispensed with and commission issued.
Section 285. Commission to whom to be issued.
Section 286. Execution of commissions.
Section 287. Parties may examine witnesses.
Section 288. Return of commission.
Section 289. Adjournment of proceeding.
Section 290. Execution of foreign commissions.
Section 291. Deposition of medical witness.
Section 292. Evidence of officers of the Mint.
Section 293. Reports of certain Government scientific experts.
Section 294. No formal proof of certain documents.
Section 295. Affidavit in proof of conduct of public servants.
Section 296. Evidence of formal character on affidavit.
Section 297. Authorities before whom affidavits may be sworn.
Section 298. Previous conviction of acquittal how proved -
Section 299. Record of evidence in absence of accused.
Section 300. Person once convicted or acquitted not to be tried for same offence.
Section 301. Appearance by public prosecutors.
Section 302. Permission to conduct prosecution.
Section 303. Right of person against whom proceedings are instituted to be defended.
Section 304. Legal aid to accused at State expense in certain cases.
Section 305. Procedure when corporation or registered society is an accused.
Section 306. Tender of pardon to accomplice.
Section 307. Power to direct tender of pardon.
Section 308. Trial of person not complying with conditions of pardon.
Section 309. Power to postpone or adjourn proceedings.
Section 310. Local inspection.
Section 311. Power to summon material witness, or examine person present.
Section 312. Expenses of complainants and witnesses.
Section 313. Power to examine the accused.
Section 314. Oral arguments and memorandum of arguments.
Section 315. Accused person to be competent witness.
Section 316. No influence to be used to induce disclosure.
Section 317. Provision for inquiries and trial being held in the absence of accused in certain cases.
Section 318. Procedure where accused does not understand proceedings.
Section 319. Power to proceed against other persons appearing to be guilty of offence.
Section 320. Compounding of offences.
Section 321. Withdrawal from prosecution.
Section 322. Procedure in cases which Magistrate cannot dispose of.
Section 323. Procedure when, after commencement of inquiry or trial, Magistrate finds case should be committed.
Section 324. Trial of persons previously convicted of offences against coinage, stamp law or property.
Section 325. Procedure when Magistrate can not pass sentence sufficiently severe.
Section 326 Conviction or commitment on evidence partly recorded by one Magistrate and partly by another.
Section 327. Court to be open.
Section 328. Procedure in case of accused being lunatic.
Section 329. Procedure in case of person of unsound mind tried before Court.
Section 330. Release of lunatic pending investigation or trial.
Section 331. Resumption of inquiry or trial.
Section 332. Procedure on accused appearing before Magistrate or Court.
Section 333. When accused appears to have been of sound mind.
Section 334. Judgment of acquittal on ground of unsoundness of mind.
Section 335. Person acquitted on such ground to be detained in safe custody.
Section 336. Power of State Government to empower officer in charge to discharge.
Section 337. Procedure where lunatic prisoner is reported capable of making his defence.
Section 338. Procedure where lunatic detained is declared fit to be released.
Section 339. Delivery of lunatic to care of relative or friend.
Section 340. Procedure in cases mentioned in section 195.
Section 342. Power to order Court.
Section 343. Procedure of Magistrate taking cognizance.
Section 344. Summary procedure for trial for giving false evidence.
Section 345. Procedure in certain cases of contempt.
Section 346. Procedure where Court considers that case should not be dealt with under section 345.
Section 347. When Registrar or Sub-Registrar to be deemed a civil Court.
Section 348. Discharge of offender on submission of apology.
Section 349. Imprisonment or committal of person refusing to answer or produce document.
Section 350. Summary procedure for punishment for non-attendance by a witness in obedience to summons.
Section 351. Appeals from convictions under sections 344, 345, 349 and 350.
Section 352 Certain Judges and Magistrates not to try certain offences when committed before themselves.
Section 354. Language and contents of judgment.
Section 355. Metropolitan Magistrate's Judgment.
Section 356. Order for notifying address of previously convicted offender.
Section 357. Order to pay compensation
Section 358. Compensation to persons groundlessly arrested.
Section 359. Order to pay costs in non-cognizable cases.
Section 360. Order to release on probation of good conduct or after admonition.
Section 361. Special reasons to be recorded in certain cases.
Section 362. Court not to alter judgment.
Section 363. Copy of judgment to be given to the accused and other persons.
Section 364. Judgment when to be translated.
Section 365. Court of Session to send copy of finding and sentence to District Magistrate.
Section 367. Power to direct further inquiry to be made or additional evidence to be taken.
Section 368. Power of High Court to confirm sentence or annul conviction.
Section 369. Confirmation or new sentence to be signed by two Judges.
Section 370. Procedure in case of difference of opinion.
Section 371. Procedure in cases submitted to High Court for confirmation.
Section 372. No appeal to lie unless otherwise provided.
Section 373 Appeal from orders requiring security or refusal to accept or rejecting surety for keeping peace or good behaviour.
Section 374. Appeals from convictions.
Section 375. No appeal in certain cases when accused pleads guilty.
Section 376. No appeal in petty cases.
Section 377. Appeal by the State Government against sentence.
Section 378. Appeal in case of acquittal.
Section 379. Appeal against conviction by High Court in certain cases.
Section 380. Special right of appeal in certain cases.
Section 381. Appeal to Court of Session how heard.
Section 382. Petition of appeal.
Section 383. Procedure when appellant in jail.
Section 384. Summary dismissal of appeal.
Section 385. Procedure for hearing appeals not dismissed summarily.
Section 386. Powers of the Appellate Court.
Section 387. Judgments of subordinate Appellate Court.
Section 388. Order of High Court on appeal to be certified to lower Court.
Section 389. Suspension of sentence pending the appeal; release of appellant on bail.
Section 390. Arrest of accused in appeal from acquittal.
Section 391. Appellate Court may take further evidence or direct it to be taken.
Section 392. Procedure where Judges of Court of appeal are equally divided.
Section 393. Finality of judgments and orders on appeal.
Section 394. Abatement of appeals.
Section 395. Reference to High Court.
Section 396. Disposal of case according to decision of High Court.
Section 397. Calling for records to exercise powers of revision.—
Section 398. Power to order inquiry.
Section 399. Sessions Judge's powers of revision.
Section 400. Power of Additional Sessions Judge.
Section 401. High Court's powers of revision.
Section 402. Power of High Court to withdraw or transfer revision cases.
Section 403. Option of Court to hear parties.
Section 404 Statement by Metropolitan Magistrate of grounds of his decision to be considered by High Court.
Section 405. High Court's order to be certified to lower Court.
Section 406. Power of Supreme Court to transfer cases and appeals.—
Section 407. Power of High Court to transfer cases and appeals.
Section 408. Power of Sessions Judge to transfer cases and appeals.
Section 409. Withdrawal of cases and appeals by Sessions Judges.
Section 410. Withdrawal of cases by Judicial Magistrates.
Section 411. Making over or withdrawal of cases by Executive Magistrates.
Section 412. Reasons to be recorded.
Section 413. Execution of order passed under section 368.
Section 414. Execution of sentence of death passed by High Court.
Section 415. Postponement of execution of sentence of death in case of appeal to Supreme Court.
Section 416. Postponement of capital sentence on pregnant woman.
Section 417. Power to appoint place of imprisonment.
Section-418 Execution of sentence of imprisonment.
Section 419. Direction of warrant for execution.
Section 420. Warrant with whom to be lodged.
Section 421. Warrant for levy of fine.
Section 422. Effect of such warrant.
Section 423. Warrant for levy of fine issued by a Court in any territory to which this Code does not extend.
Section 424. Suspension of execution of sentence of imprisonment.
Section 425. Who may issue warrant.
Section 426. Sentence on escaped convict when to take effect -
Section 427. Sentence on offender already sentenced for another offence.
Section 428. Period of detention undergone by the accused to be set off against the sentence of imprisonment.
Section 430. Return of warrant on execution of sentence.
Section 431. Money ordered to be paid recoverable as a fine.
Section 432 Money ordered to be paid recoverable as a fine
Section 433. Power to commute sentence.
Section 433A. Restriction on powers of remission or commutation in certain cases.
Section 434. Concurrent power of Central Government in case of death sentences.
Section 435. State Government to act after consultation with Central Government in certain cases.
Section 436. In what cases bail to be taken.
Section 437. When bail may be taken in case of non-bailable offence.
Section 438 Direction for grant of bail to person apprehending arrest.
Section 439. Special powers of High Court or Court of Session regarding bail.
Section 440. Amount of bond and reduction thereof.
Section 441. Bond of accused and sureties.
Section 442. Discharge from custody.
Section 443. Power to order sufficient bail when that first taken is insufficient.
Section 444. Discharge of sureties.
Section 445. Deposit instead of recognizance.
Section 446. Procedure when bond has been forfeited.
Section 446A. Cancellation of bond and bailbond.
Section 447. Procedure in case of insolvency or death of surety or when a bond is forfeited.
Section 448. Bond required from minor.
Section 449. Appeal from orders under section 446.
Section 450. Power to direct levy of amount due on certain recognizances.
Section 451. Order for custody and disposal of property pending trial in certain cases.
Section 452. Order for disposal of property at conclusion of trial.
Section 453. Payment to innocent purchaser of money found on accused.
Section 454. Appeal against orders under section 452 or section 453.
Section 455. Destruction of libellous and other matter.
Section 456. Power to restore possession of immovable property.
Section 457. Procedure by police upon seizure of property.
Section 458. Procedure when no claimant appears within six months.
Section 459. Power to sell perishable property.
Section 460. Irregularities which do not vitiate proceedings.
Section 461. Irregularities which vitiate proceedings.
Section 462. Proceedings in wrong place.
Section 463. Non-compliance with provisions of section 164 or section 281.
Section 464. Effect of omission to frame, or absence of, or error in, charge.
Section 465. Finding or sentence when reversible by reason of error, omission or irregularity.
Section 466. Defect or error not to make attachment unlawful.
Section 468. Bar to taking cognizance after lapse of the period of limitation
Section 469. Commencement of the period of limitation.
Section 470. Exclusion of time in certain cases.
Section 471. Exclusion of date on which Court is closed.
Section 472. Continuing offence.
Section 473. Extension of period of limitation in certain cases.
Section 474. Trials before High Court.
Section 475. Delivery to commanding officers of persons liable to be tried by Court-martial.
Section 477. Power of High Court to make rules.
Section 478. Power to alter functions allocated to Executive Magistrates in certain cases.—
Section 480. Practising pleader not to sit as Magistrate in certain Courts.
Section 481. Public servant concerned in sale not to purchase or bid for property.
Section 482. Saving of inherent power of High Court.
Section 483. Duty of High Court to exercise continuous superintendence over Courts of Judicial Magistrates.
Section 484. Repeal and savings.