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SECTION 91 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Exclusion of acts which are offences independently of harm cause


Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 91 in Simple Words
The exceptions in sections 87, 88 and 89 do not extend to acts which are offences independently of any harm which they may cause, or be intended to cause, or be known to be likely to cause, to the person giving the consent, or on whose behalf the consent is given.



IPC 91 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 91 of the Indian Penal Code states that certain exceptions to criminal actions do not apply if the acts would be offenses regardless of the consent given or harm caused to the person who gave the consent.


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The person who gives consent may cause harm, is known to him or her, is intended to do so, or has given consent on behalf of someone else.





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What is Section 87 91 of the IPC?

The IPC provides for this under sections 87-91. It is to agree to do something. The victim consented for harm to be done (sections 87 and 88), or the act was performed for their benefit (sections 89) or the guardian consented for the child's benefit (sections 89).