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SECTION 80 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Accident in doing a lawful act


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 80 in Simple Words
Nothing is an offence which is done by accident or misfortune, and without any criminal intention or knowledge in the doing of a lawful act in a lawful manner by lawful means and with proper care and caution.



IPC 80 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 80 of the Indian Penal Code states that no offense is committed if an act is done by accident or misfortune, without any criminal intention or knowledge, while performing a lawful act in a lawful manner, with proper care and caution.


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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 80 of IPC?

Section 80: Accidents in performing a legal act It is not an offense to do a lawful action in a legal manner, using lawful methods and exercising proper care and caution. 31 Oct 2022


What is according to Section 80?

Tax Deduction under Section 80TTA & 80TTB Section 80TTB provides tax deductions up to Rs. Interest income received from bank deposits or post office deposit is eligible for a tax deduction of up to Rs. This section extends the tax benefits received for interest income from different account types including savings accounts and fixed deposit.


What is the difference between Section 80 and 81 of the IPC?

Section 80 specifies that criminal intent and criminal knowledge are not present. Section 81, however, stipulates that criminal intent alone is not required.


What is Section 81 IPC?

IPC Section 81 says that Any person who: Takes any action with the knowledge and awareness that it could cause harm. Without any criminal intent. In good faith.