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SECTION 113 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Liability of abettor for an effect caused by the act abetted different from that intended by the abettor


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 113
  2. IPC 113 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 113 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 113

According to section 113 of Indian penal code, When an act is abetted with the intention on the part of the abettor of causing a particular effect, and an act for which the abettor is liable in consequence of the abetment, causes a different effect from that intended by the abettor, the abettor is liable for the effect caused, in the same manner and to the same extent as if he had abetted the act with the intention of causing that effect, provided he knew that the act abetted was likely to cause that effect.



IPC 113 in Simple Words

If someone encourages an act with the intention of causing a specific effect, but the act causes a different effect, they are still responsible for the outcome if they knew the act could lead to that effect.

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IPC Section 113 states that - the abettor will be liable for the effect in the same manner & same extent even if the effect of the act caused by the abettor produces an effect other than that intended by the abettor. Moreover, he must know that act instigated will cause that effect.


Offence : Abetment of any offence, when an effect is caused by the act abetted different from that intended by the abettor


Punishment : Same As Offence


Cognizance : Same As Offence


Bail : Same As Offence


Triable : Same As Offence





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What is the section 113?

When an act is abetted with the intention on the part of the abettor of causing a particular effect, and an act for which the abettor is liable in consequence of the abetment, causes a different effect from that intended by the abettor, the abettor is liable for the effect caused, in the same manner and to the same ...

What is penalty under section 113?

Reduced rates for penalties under Section 113 (2) Under the TAF 2022, the penalty imposed will now be at the following rates: First offence: 15% Second offence: 30% Third and subsequent offences: 45% 29 Aug 2022

What is 114 section in IPC?

Description. Whenever any person who if absent would be liable to be punished as an abettor, is present when the act or offence for which he would be punishable in consequence of the abetment is committed, he shall be deemed to have committed such act or offence.

What is Section 112 of police rule?

Whoever opposes or fails to conform to any direction given by a police officer under section 70 or abets the opposition or failure to do so, shall, on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to fifty rupees.