SECTION 98 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Right of private defence against the act of a person of unsound mind, etc.

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 98

According to section 98 of Indian penal code, When an act which would otherwise be a certain offence, is not that offence, by reason of the youth, the want of maturity of understanding, the unsoundness of mind or the intoxication of the person doing that act, or by reason of any misconception on the part of that person, every person has the same right of private defence against that act which he would have if the act were that offence.

IPC 98 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 98 of the Indian Penal Code states that if a person commits an act that would be an offense, but due to reasons like youth, lack of understanding, unsound mind, intoxication, or misconception, it is not considered an offense, others still have the right of private defense against that act as if it were an offense.

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