SECTION 6 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Definitions in the Code to be understood subject to exceptions

Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 6

Description of IPC Section 6

According to section 6 of Indian penal code, Throughout this Code every definition of an Offence, every penal provision and every illustration of every such definition or penal provision, shall be understood subject to the exceptions contained in the Chapter entitled ?General Exceptions?, though those exceptions are not repeated in such definition, penal provision, or illustration.

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Section 6 of the IPC states that - every law, provision, the definition of offence & punishment should be understood with the exceptions mentioned under Chapter IV (General Exceptions) of the Indian Penal Code. These exceptions are not repeated everywhere rather, it is mentioned separately in chapter IV.

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What is Section 7 in IPC?

Section 7 of the IPC states that - every expression or law explained in any part of this Act, can be used in every part of the IPC.

What is the Chapter VI of the IPC?

Chapter VI, which deals with offences of this nature, and includes Sections 121 to 130 are some of the most rigorous penal provisions of the entire code. This includes the offence of waging war against the state under Section 121 and the much-debated, criticised, and abused offence of Sedition under Section 124A.

What is Chapter 7 of IPC?

Chapter VII of Indian Penal Code, 1860 deals with offences committed by civilians in relation to officers in Army, Navy and Airforce of the Government of India. The main objective of this chapter is to maintain discipline and order in the Armed Forces of the Union. 10 Dec 2019