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IPC Section 511: Punishment For Attempting To Commit Offences Punishable With Imprisonment For Life Or Other Imprisonment
Whoever attempts to commit an offence punishable by this Code with 1 [imprisonment for life] or imprisonment, or to cause such an offence to be committed, and in such attempt does any act towards the commission of the offence, shall, where no express provision is made by this Code for the punishment of such attempt, be punished with 2 [imprisonment of any description provided for the offence, for a term which may extend to one-half of the imprisonment for life or, as the case may be, one- half of the longest term of imprisonment provided for that offence], or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with both.
(a) A makes an attempt to steal some jewels by breaking open a box, and finds after so opening the box, that there is no jewel in it. He has done an act towards the commission of theft, and therefore is guilty under this section.
(b) A makes an attempt to pick the pocket of Z by thrusting his hand into Z’s pocket. A fails in the attempt in consequence of Z’s having nothing in his pocket. A is guilty under this section.
- Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., for “transportation” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
- Subs. by s. 117 and the Sch., ibid., for certain words (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
-Text In Indian Penal Code
|Offence||Attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life, or imprisonment, and in such attempt doing any act towards the commission of the offence|
|Punishment||Imprisonment for Life or Imprisonment not exceeding, half of the longest term provided for the Offence, or Fine, or Both|
|Cognizance||Same As for Offence attempted|
|Bail||Same As for Offence attempted|
|Triable By||Same As for Offence attempted|
|Offence Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable|