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SECTION 99 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Acts against which there is no right of private defence


Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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Description of IPC Section 99

According to section 99 of Indian penal code, There is no right of private defence against an act which does not reasonably cause the apprehension of death or of grievous hurt, if done, or attempted to be done, by a public servant acting in good faith under colour of his office, though that act may not be strictly justifiable by law.

There is no right of private defence in cases in which there is time to have recourse to protection of the public authorities.

Extent to which the right may be exercised — The right of private defence in no case extends to the inflicting of more harm than it is necessary to inflict for the purpose of defence.



IPC 99 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 99 of the Indian Penal Code states that there is no right of private defense against acts by a public servant acting in good faith under the color of his office, no right if there is time to seek help from public authorities, and the defense should not cause more harm than necessary.



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