IPC Section 1: Title and extent of operation of the Code

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IPC Section 1: Title and extent of operation of the Code

This Act shall be called the Indian Penal Code, and shall 1extend to the whole of India 2***.


  1. The Original words have successively been amended by Act 12 of 1891, s. 2 and Sch. I, the A.O. 1937, the A.O. 1948 and the A.O. 1950 to read as above.
  2. The words “except the State of Jammu and Kashmir” omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 95 and the Fifth Schedule (w.e.f. 31-10- 2019).

-Text In Indian Penal Code

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