SECTION 76 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Act done by a person bound, or by mistake of fact believing himself bound, by law

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 76

According to section 76 of Indian penal code, Nothing is an offence which is done by a person who is, or who by reason of a mistake of fact and not by reason of a mistake of law in good faith believes himself to be, bound by law to do it.

IPC 76 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 76 of the Indian Penal Code states that if a person, in good faith, believes that they are legally obligated to do an action, even if it turns out to be a mistake of fact (not a mistake of law), then that action is not considered an offense.

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