The Indian Penal Code, 1860, the basic criminal law of the country, was created as a statute in 1860. It came into force on 1 January 1862, replacing the various rules and regulations on criminal law statute prevailing in British India. However, the roots of criminal jurisprudence can be traced to Manu, the famous law giver who framed a comprehensive code containing not only the ordinances relating to law, but a complete digest of the then prevailing religion, philosophy and customs practiced by the people.
Assault, battery, theft, robbery, false evidence, slander, libel, criminal breach of trust, adultery, gambling and homicide, recognised as crimes by Manu, are the principal offences against persons and property that occupy a prominent place in today’s Indian Penal Code, 1860, (IPC, 1860). Law Page aims to provide law students with free study materials, to further this aim we have decided to publish regularly updated commentary on Indian Penal Code. These section wise commentary will help law students and lawyers to better understand the provisions of Indian Penal Code.