CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Criminal Law Revision (Page 2 of 4)

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Absence of Criminal Intent

The exceptions under the for punishment along with Section 80 also include those who were unsound or intoxicated at the time of act, given that they had no criminal intention to do that act. Also under this, children below 7 years are exempted to have said to be committing crim

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Unsound Mind

Section 84 of the IPC is the section of law that has been laid out to rescue such persons who have committed crime on the basis that they were not mentally sound. Now, however, soundness of mind has no definition, it is equalized to insanity, which again has no definition. Howe

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That person, who while committing crime is not aware of the nature of act he is doing or is in the position to know that it is against law, under the condition of intoxication cannot be considered guilty under Section 85 of the IPC.


Section 87 of the IPC states that any person, who is above 18 years of age, if has given concern to get himself hurt through other person, then hurting him is not an offence, provided that, the hurt doesn’t cause his death or intense injuries.

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Private Defence

Section 96 to 106 are such sections of the Indian Penal Code which state any ordinary person can have weapons to keep with himself to defend himself in case of attack and harm others in the process of doing others. If you harm other in the process of proctecting yourself, it is

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