SECTION 106 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Right of private defence against deadly assault when there is risk of harm to innocent person

Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 106 in Simple Words
If in the exercise of the right of private defence against an assault which reasonably causes the apprehension of death, the defender be so situated that he cannot effectually exercise that right without risk of harm to an innocent person, his right of private defence extends to the running of that risk.

IPC 106 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 106 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone is defending themselves against an attack that could cause death and they cannot do so without risking harm to an innocent person, they are allowed to take that risk to protect themselves.

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IPC Section 106: Right to private defense against deadly assaults when there is a risk of harming innocent persons