SECTION 78 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Act done pursuant to the judgment or order of Court

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 78 in Simple Words
Nothing which is done in pursuance of, or which is warranted by the judgment or order of, a Court of Justice, if done whilst such judgment or order remains in force, is an offence, notwithstanding the Court may have had no jurisdiction to pass such judgment or order, provided the person doing the act in good faith believes that the Court had such jurisdiction.

IPC 78 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 78 of the Indian Penal Code states that if a person acts in accordance with a judgment or order of a Court of Justice, believing in good faith that the Court had the authority to issue such judgment or order, then it is not considered an offense even if the Court's jurisdiction was questionable.

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What is Section 78 of the IPC in simple words?

A person who does an act in good faith, but in accordance with a judgment or an order of a Court of Justice that is still in effect, commits treason.

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What is Section 79 of the IPC?

It is not an offense if a person does something in good faith and believes that they are justified by the law.

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