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SECTION 164 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Rep. by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988), s. 31.


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 164 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 164 related FAQs
Repealed by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988



IPC 164 in Simple Words

Section 164 of the Indian Penal Code was removed from the law by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.


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Offence : Abetment by public servant of the offences defined in the last two preceding clauses with reference to himself


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



When a woman is suspected of being raped or attempting to be raped, a medical expert is to examine her. This examination must be done by a licensed medical professional.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 164 of the police law?

The Act 25 of 2005, which inserted 164 ACrPC in the CrPC, imposes a duty on the part of the investigating officer to have the victim of rape medically examined immediately. The report of this medical examination must be handed to the Magistrate recording the victim's statement under S. 7 MAY 2023.


What is Section 164 of the substantive evidence?

The Patna High Court ruled that a statement made under Section 164 Criminal Procedure Code (Cr. P.C.) It cannot be used to prove the truth of facts. It may only be used to contradict or corroborate the statement made by the witness. 28 Sept 2023


Is statement under section 164 a public document?

A magistrate who records a confession or statement under Section 164 of the Criminal Code. P. C. performs a judicial function and the record is a public document under Section 74 Indian Evidence Act.