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INDIAN KANOON SECTION 320 CrPC - Code of Criminal Procedure - Compounding of offences

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    1. The offences punishable under the sections of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) specified in the first two columns of the Table next following may be compounded by the persons mentioned in the third column of that Table:


    Offence IPC Section Compoundable By
    1 2 3
    Uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person. 298 The person whose religious feelings are intended to be wounded.
    Voluntarily causing hurt. 323 The person to whom the hurt is caused.
    Voluntarily causing hurt on provocation. 334 Ditto.
    Voluntarily causing grievous hurt on grave and sudden provocation. 335 The person to whom the hurt is caused.
    Wrongfully restraining or confining any person. 341, 342 The person restrained or confined.
    Wrongfully confining a person for three days or more 343 The person confined.
    Wrongfully confining a person for ten days or more. 344 Ditto.
    Wrongfully confining a person in secret. 346 Ditto.
    Assault or use of criminal force. 352, 355, 358 The person assaulted or to whom criminal force is used.
    Theft. 379 The owner of the property stolen.
    Dishonest misappropriation of property. 403 The owner of the property misappropriated.
    Criminal breach of trust by a carrier, wharfinger, etc. 407 The owner of the property in respect of which the breach of trust has been committed.
    Dishonestly receiving stolen property knowing it to be stolen. 411 The owner of the property stolen.
    Assisting in the concealment or disposal of stolen property, knowing it to be stolen. 414 Ditto.
    Cheating. 417 The person cheated.
    Cheating by personation. 419 Ditto.
    Fraudulent removal or concealment of property, etc., to prevent distribution among creditors. 421 The creditors who are affected thereby.
    Fraudulently preventing from being made available for his creditors a debt or demand due to the offender. 422 Ditto.
    Fraudulent execution of deed of transfer containing false statement of consideration. 423 The person affected thereby.
    Fraudulent removal or concealment of property. 424 Ditto.
    Mischief, when the only loss or damage caused is loss or damage to a private person. 426, 427 The person to whom the loss or damage is caused.
    Mischief by killing or maiming animal. 428 The owner of the animal
    Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc. 429 The owner of the cattle or animal.
    Mischief by injury to works of irrigation by wrongfully diverting water when the only loss or damage caused is loss or damage to private person. 430 The person to whom the loss or damage is caused.
    Criminal trespass. 447 The person in possession of the property trespassed upon.
    House-trespass. 448 Ditto.
    House-trespass to commit an offence (other than theft) punishable with imprisonment. 451 The person in possession of the house trespassed upon.
    Using a false trade or property mark. 482 The person to whom loss or injury is caused by such use.
    Counterfeiting a trade or property mark used by another. 483 Ditto.
    Knowingly selling, or exposing or possessing for sale or for manufacturing purpose, goods marked with a counterfeit property mark. 486 Ditto.
    Criminal breach of contract of service. 491 The person with whom the offender has contracted.
    Adultery. 497 The husband of the woman.
    Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman. 498 The husband of the woman and the woman
    Defamation, except such cases as are specified against section 500 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) in column 1 of the Table under sub-section (2). 500 The person defamed.
    Printing or engraving matter, 501 Ditto.
    Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing it to contain such matter. 502 Ditto.
    Insult intended to provoke a breach of the peace. 504 The person insulted.
    Criminal intimidation. 506 The person intimidated.
    Inducing person to believe himself an object of divine displeasure. 508 The person induced.

    2. The offences punishable under the sections of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) specified in the first two columns of the table next following may, with the permission of the Court before which any prosecution for such offence is pending, be compounded by the persons mentioned in the third column of that table:


    Offence IPC Section Compoundable By
    1 2 3
    Causing miscarriage. 312 The woman to whom miscarriage is caused.
    Voluntarily causing grievous hurt. 325 The person to whom hurt is caused.
    Causing hurt by doing an act so rashly and negligently as to safety of others. 337 Ditto.
    Causing grievous hurt by doing an

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