What is Limit to punishment of offences made up of several offences? Section 71 of Indian Penal Code 1860

 

Limit to punishment of offences made up of several offences under Indian Penal Code is defined under Section 71 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under section 71 in the Act are:

Section 71 of Indian Penal Code. "Limit of punishment of offences made up of several offences"

Where anything which is an offence is made up of parts, any of which parts is itself an offence, the offender shall not be punished with the punishment of more than one of such his offences, unless it be so expressly provided.

Where anything is an offence falling within two or more separate definitions of any law in force for the time being by which offences are defined or punished, or where several acts, of which one or more than one would by itself or themselves constitute an offence, constitute, when combined, a different offence, the offender shall not be punished with a more severe punishment than the court which tries him could award for any one of such offences.

Section 72 of Indian Penal Code. "Punishment of person guilty of one of several offences, the judgment stating that it is doubtful of which"

In all cases in which judgment is given that a person is guilty of one of several offences specified in the judgment, but that it is doubtful of which of these offences, he is guilty, the offender shall be punished for the offence for which the lowest punishment is provided if the same punishment is not provided for all.

 

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