INDIAN KANOON SECTION 307 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Attempt to murder

  • Description

    Whoever does any act with such intention or knowledge, and under such circumstances that, if he by that act caused death, he would be guilty of murder, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine; and, if hurt is caused to any person by such act, the offender shall be liable either to imprisonment for life, or to such punishment as is hereinbefore mentioned.

    Attempts by Life Convicts: When any person offending under this section is under sentence of imprisonment for life, he may, if hurt is caused, be punished with death.


    Applicable Offences

    1. Attempt to murder
    Punishment - 10 Years + Fine
    This is a Non-Bailable, Cognizable offence and triable by Court of Session

    2. If such act causes hurt to any person
    Punishment - Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine
    This is a Non-Bailable, Cognizable offence and triable by Court of Session

    3. Attempt by life-convict to murder, if hurt is caused
    Punishment - Death or 10 Years + Fine
    This is a Non-Bailable, Cognizable offence and triable by Court of Session

    This offence in NOT compoundable.


    1.If an offence is cognizable, police has the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court. Otherwise police does not have the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and an investigation cannot be initiated without a court order.

    2.If an offience is bailable, police has the authority to release the accused on bail on getting the defined surety amount along with a duly filled bail bond at the concerned police station. Otherwise arrested person has to apply for bail before a magistrate or court

    3. If an offence is compoundable, a compromise can be done between the accused and the victim, and a trial can be avoided. Otherwise, No compromise is allowed between the accused and the victim except under certain situations, where the High Court or the Supreme Court have the authority for quashing a matter.

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