Section 4 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 4 Indian Penal Code

Section 4 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences. It is under PREAMBLE of CHAPTER I of the Code. CHAPTER I is titled INTRODUCTION.

Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences

The provisions of this Code apply also to any offence committed by

[(1) any citizen of India in any place without and beyond India;

(2) any person on any ship or aircraft registered in India wherever it may be.]

[(3) any person in any place without and beyond India committing offence targeting a computer resource located in India.]

[Explanation.–In this section–

(a) the word “offence” includes every act committed outside India which, if committed in India, would be punishable under this Code;

(b) the expression “computer resource” shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (k) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000);]


***A, 7[who is 8[a citizen of India]], commits a murder in Uganda. He can be tried and convicted of of murder in any place in 9[India] in which he may be found.

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