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SECTION 54 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Commutation of sentence of death


Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 54
  2. IPC 54 in Simple Words

Description of IPC Section 54

According to section 54 of Indian penal code, In every case in which sentence of death shall have been passed, the appropriate Government may, without the consent of the offender, commute the punishment for any other punishment provided by this Code.



IPC 54 in Simple Words

If the court sentences the death penalty, the government can change the punishment to any other punishment provided by the Indian Penal Code without the offender's consent.

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The appropriate government may substitute any punishment in this code for a death sentence, even if the defendant has not consented.




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What is Section 53 of punishment?

The punishments that can be imposed on offenders are discussed in Section 53 of Chapter III of the IPC. The punishments are: death penalty, life imprisonment, prison, forfeiture of assets and fine.