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SECTION 55A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Definition of


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 55A in Simple Words
In sections 54 and 55 the expression “appropriate Government” means:
  1. in cases where the sentence is a sentence of death or is for an offence against any law relating to a matter to which the executive power of the Union extends, the Central Government; and
  2. in cases where the sentence (whether of death or not) is for an offence against any law relating to a matter to which the executive power of the State extends, the Government of the State within which the offender is sentenced.



IPC 55A in Simple Words

Section 55A of the Indian Penal Code defines the term "appropriate Government" as the Central Government for offenses punishable with death or related to matters under the Union's executive power, and the Government of the State for offenses within the State's executive power.


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