Criteria for Serious Criminal Cases

  1. Whether the maximum punishment for the offence committed is of 5 years or more?, or
  2. Whether the offence is non-bailable?,or
  3. Offences pertaining to the electoral violation (IPC 171E or bribery), or
  4. Offence related to the loss to exchequer, or
  5. Offences the nature of which are related to assault, murder, kidnap, rape, or
  6. Offences that are mentioned in Representation of the People Act (Section 8), or
  7. Offences under Prevention of Corruption Act, or
  8. Offences related to the Crimes against women.

List of Serious IPCs  

IPC Section

Description

115

Abetment of offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life-if offence not committed

118

Concealing design to commit offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life

119

Public servant concealing design to commit offence which it is his duty to prevent

121

Waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India

121A

Conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121

122

Collecting arms, etc., with intention of waging war against the Government of India

123

Concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war

124

Assaulting President, Governor, etc., with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power

124A

Sedition

125

Waging war against any Asiatic Power in alliance with the Government of India

126

Committing depredation on territories of Power at peace with the Government of India

127

Receiving Property taken by war on depredation mention in Sections 125 and 126

128

Public servant voluntary allowing prisoner of State or war to escape

130

Aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring such prisoner

131

Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty

132

Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence thereof

133

Abetment of assault by soldier, sailor or airman on his superior officer, when in execution of his office

134

Abetment of such assault, if the assault is committed

153A

Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony

153AA

Punishment for knowingly carrying arms in any procession or organising, or holding or taking part in any mass drill or mass training with arms

153B

Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration

170

Personating a public servant

171B

Bribery

171C

Undue influence at elections

171D

Personation at elections

171E

Bribery

171F

Undue influence or personation at an election

171G

False statement in connection with an election

171H

Illegal payments in connection with an election

171I

Failure to keep election accounts

181

False statement on oath or affirmation to public servant or person authorized to administer an oath or affirmation

191

Giving false evidence

192

Fabricating false evidence

193

False evidence

194

Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of capital offence

195

Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of offence punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment

201

Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender

211

False charge of offence made with intent to injure

212

Harbouring offender

213

Taking gift, etc., to screen an offender from punishment

214

Offering gift or restoration of property in consideration of screening offender

216

Harbouring offender who has escaped from custody or whose apprehension has been ordered

216A

Penalty for harbouring robbers or dacoits

219

Public servant in judicial proceeding corruptly making report, etc., contrary to law

220

Commitment for trial or confinement by person having authority who knows that he is acting contrary to law

221

Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of public servant bound to apprehend

222

Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of public servant bound to apprehend person under sentence or lawfully committed

225

Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person

230

Coin defined

231

Counterfeiting coin

232

Counterfeiting Indian coin

233

Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting coin

234

Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Indian coin

235

Possession of instrument, or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin

236

Abetting in India the counterfeiting out of India of coin

237

Import or export of counterfeit coin

238

Import or export of counterfeits of the India coin

239

Delivery of coin, possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit

240

Delivery of Indian coin, possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit

241

Delivery of coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit

242

Possession of counterfeit coin by person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possess thereof

243

Possession of Indian coin by person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof

244

Person employed in mint causing coin to be of different weight or composition from that fixed by law

245

Unlawfully taking coining instrument from mint

246

Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of coin

247

Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of Indian coin

248

Altering appearance of coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description

249

Altering appearance of India coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description

250

Delivery of coin, possessed with knowledge that it is altered

251

Delivery of Indian coin, possessed with knowledge that it is altered

252

Possession of coin by person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof

253

Possession of Indian coin by person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof

254

Delivery of coin as genuine, which, when first possess, the deliverer did not know to be altered

255

Counterfeiting Government stamp

256

Having possession of instrument or material for counterfeiting Government stamp

257

Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Government stamp

258

Sale of counterfeit Government stamp

259

Having possession of counterfeit Government stamp

260

Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be a counterfeit

261

Effacing, writing from substance bearing Government stamp, or removing from document a stamp used for it, with intent to cause loss to Government

262

Using Government stamp known to have been before used

272

Adulteration of food or drink intended for sale

273

Sale of noxious food or drink

274

Adulteration of drugs

275

Sale of adulterated drugs

276

Sale of drug as a different drug or preparation

281

Exhibition of false light, mark or buoy

292

Sale, etc., or obscene books, etc.

293

Sale, etc., of obscene objects to young person

295

Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class

295A

Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs

299

Culpable homicide

300

Murder

301

Culpable homicide by causing death of person other than person whose death was intended

302

Murder

303

murder by life-convict

304

culpable homicide not amounting to murder

304A

Causing death by negligence

304B

Dowery death

305

Abetment of suicide of child or insane person

306

Abetment of suicide

307

Attempt to murder

308

Attempt to commit culpable homicide

311

Punishment

312

Causing miscarriage

313

Causing miscarriage without woman's consent

314

Death caused by act done with intent to cause miscarriage-

315

Act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth

316

Causing death of quick unborn child by act amounting to culpable homicide

317

Exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years, by parent or person having care of it.

318

Concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body.

324

Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means

325

voluntarily causing grievous hurt

326

Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means

327

Voluntarily causing hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal act

328

Causing hurt by means of poison, etc. with intent to commit an offence

329

Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal act

330

Voluntarily causing hurt to extort confession, or to compel restoration of property

331

Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to extort confession, or to compel restoration of property

332

Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty

333

Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty

354

Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty

359

Kidnapping

360

Kidnapping from India

361

Kidnapping from lawful guardianship

362

Abduction

363

kidnapping

363A

Kidnapping or maiming a minor for purposes of begging

364

Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder

364A

Kidnapping for ransom, etc.

365

Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person

366

Kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage, etc.

366A

Procreation of minor girl

366B

Importation of girl from foreign country

367

Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to grievous hurt, slavery, etc.

368

Wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement, kidnapped or abducted person

369

Kidnapping or abducting child under ten years with intent to steal from its person

370

Buying or disposing of any person as slave

371

Habitual dealing in slave

372

Selling minor for purposes of prostitution, etc.

373

Buying minor for purposes of prostitution, etc.

375

Rape

376

rape

376B

Intercourse by public servant with woman is his custody

376C

Intercourse by superintendent of jail, remand home, etc.

376D

Intercourse by any member of the management or staff of a hospital with any woman in that hospital

377

Unnatural offences

378

Theft

379

theft

380

Theft in dwelling house, etc.

381

Theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master

382

Theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft

383

Extortion

384

extortion

386

Extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt

387

Putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion

388

Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, etc.

389

Putting person in fear of accusation of offence, in order to commit extortion

390

Robbery

391

Dacoity

392

robbery

393

Attempt to commit robbery

394

Voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery

395

dacoity

396

Dacoity with murder

397

Robbery, or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt

398

Attempt to commit robbery or dacoity when armed with deadly weapon

399

Making preparation to commit dacoity

400

belonging to gang of dacoits

401

belonging to gang of thieves

402

Assembling for purpose of committing dacoity

404

Dishonest misappropriation of property possessed by deceased person at the time of his death

405

Criminal breach of trust

406

criminal breach of trust

407

Criminal breach of trust by carrier, etc.

408

Criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant

409

Criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent

411

Dishonestly receiving stolen property

412

Dishonestly receiving property stolen in the commission of a dacoity

413

Habitually dealing in stolen property

414

Assisting in concealment of stolen property

420

Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property

429

Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees

430

Mischief by injury to works of irrigation or by wrongfully diverting water

431

Mischief by injury to public road, bridge, river or channel

432

Mischief by causing inundation or obstruction to public drainage attended with damage

433

Mischief by destroying, moving or rendering less useful a light-house or sea-mark

435

Mischief by destroying or moving, etc., a land- mark fixed by public authority Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage to amount of one hundred or (in case of agricultural produce) ten rupees

436

Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc.

437

Mischief with intent to destroy or make unsafe a decked vessel or one of twenty tons burden

438

the mischief described in section 437 committed by fire or explosive substance

439

intentionally running vessel aground or ashore with intent to commit theft, etc.

440

Mischief committed after preparation made for causing death or hurt

449

House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with death

450

House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment for life

451

House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

452

House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint

453

lurking house-trespass or house-breaking

454

Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

455

Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint

456

lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night

457

Lurking house trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment

458

Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night after preparation for hurt, assault, or wrongful restraint

459

Grievous hurt caused whilst committing lurking house trespass or house-breaking

460

All persons jointly concerned in lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night punishable where death or grievous hurt caused by one of them

466

Forgery of record of court or of public register, etc.

467

Forgery of valuable security, will, etc.

468

Forgery for purpose of cheating

472

Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable under section 467

473

Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable otherwise

474

Having possession of document described in Section 466 or 467, knowing it to be forged and intending to use it as genuine

475

Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents described in Section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material

476

Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents or electronic record other than those described in Section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material

477

Fraudulent cancellation, destruction, etc., of will, authority to adopt, or valuable security

477A

Falsification of accounts

489A

Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes

489B

Using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes

489C

Possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes

489D

Making or possessing instruments or materials for forgoing or counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes

493

Cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage

494

Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife

495

Same offence with concealment of former marriage from person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted

496

Marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriage

498A

Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty

505

Statements conducing to public mischief

506

criminal intimidation

511

attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment

195A

Threatening any person to give false information

 

 

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