Commentaries on the Indian Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860)

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Higginbotham, 1874 - Criminal law - 504 pages
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Page 60 - ... at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Page 227 - I think the test of obscenity is this, whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall.
Page 253 - Whoever voluntarily causes a woman with child to miscarry shall, if such misscar carrjage be not caused in good faith for the purpose of saving the life of the woman, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both...
Page 311 - ... shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Page 503 - Whoever attempts to commit suicide and does any act towards the commission of such offence, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both".
Page 273 - ... shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees or with both.
Page 131 - ... imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both...
Page 60 - ... notwithstanding the party accused did the act complained of with a view, under the influence of insane delusion, of redressing or revenging some supposed grievance or injury, or of producing some public benefit, he is nevertheless punishable according to the nature of the crime committed, if he knew at the time of committing such crime that he was acting contrary to law ; by which expression we understand your lordships to mean the law of the land.
Page 451 - ... court shall think reasonable ; and after any such amendment the trial shall proceed, whenever the same shall be proceeded with, in the same manner in all respects, and with the same consequences, both with respect to the liability of witnesses to be indicted for perjury and otherwise, as if no such variance had occurred...
Page 59 - What is the law respecting alleged crimes committed by persons afflicted with insane delusion in respect of one or more particular subjects or persons; as, for instance, where at the time of the commission of the alleged crime the accused knew he was acting contrary to law, but did the act complained of with a view, under the influence of insane delusion, of redressing or revenging some supposed grievance or injury, or of producing some supposed public benefit?" In answer to which question, assuming...

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