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SECTION 36 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Effect caused partly by act and partly by omission


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 36

Description of IPC Section 36

According to section 36 of Indian penal code, Wherever the causing of a certain effect, or an attempt to cause that effect, by an act or by an omission, is an offence, it is to be understood that the causing of that effect partly by an act and partly by an omission is the same offence.

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What is the 36 of IPC?

36. Effect caused partly by act and partly by omission. u2014Wherever the causing of a certain effect, or an attempt to cause that effect, by an act or by an omission, is an offence, it is to be understood that the causing of that effect partly by an act and partly by an omission is the same offence.

What is Section 34 of the IPC?

Section 34 IPC 1860 states that when numerous persons perform illegal acts in the pursuit of a similar goal, each of them is held liable for the crime as if it were committed by him alone. This provision, which creates 'joint culpability' for an act, deviates from a basic concept of criminal law.