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SECTION 86 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Offence requiring a particular intent or knowledge committed by one who is intoxicated


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 86 in Simple Words
In cases where an act done is not an offence unless done with a particular knowledge or intent, a person who does the act in a state of intoxication shall be liable to be dealt with as if he had the same knowledge as he would have had if he had not been intoxicated, unless the thing which intoxicated him was administered to him without his knowledge or against his will.



IPC 86 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 86 of the Indian Penal Code states that if an act requires a particular knowledge or intent to be considered an offense, a person who is intoxicated will be treated as if they had that knowledge or intent, except if the intoxication was involuntary.


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Frequently Asked Questions


What is IPC section 86?

The IPC section 86 states that, if an intoxicated person commits an action that would not be considered an offense if it was done without a specific intent or knowledge, that person is held responsible as if they had the same intent or knowledge as they would have if not intoxicated.


What is the difference between Section 85 and 86 of the IPC?

The law provides that, in general, a person who is involuntarily drunk when they commit a crime will not be held responsible. In contrast, section 86 of IPC covers offences committed when self-induced drunk. 10 Jun 2023


What is case law Sec 86 IPC?

The bench referred to Section 86 IPC and said that the provision absolves an accused from committing a crime due to intoxication or inability to know the nature of their act. 22 Nov 2023


What is Section 85 of the IPC bare act?

IPC Section 85: Acts of a person who is incapable of making a judgment due to intoxication that was caused against their will