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Section 97 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 97 Indian Penal Code

Section 97 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Right of private defence of the body and of property. It is under CHAPTER IV (GENERAL EXCEPTIONS) of the Code.

Right of private defence of the body and of property

Every person has a right, subject to the restrictions contained in section 99, to defend—


First.—His own body, and the body of any other person, against any offence affecting the human body;


Secondly.—The property, whether movable or immovable, of himself or of any other person, against any act which is an offence falling under the defintion of theft, robbery, mischief or criminal trespass, or which is an attempt to commit theft, robbery, mischief or criminal trespass.

See also  Section 171B Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

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