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Section 4 Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences

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Section 4 Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences.

1[4. Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences.

The provisions of this Code apply also to any offence committed by

2[(1) Any citizen of India in any place without and beyond India;

(2) Any person on any ship or aircraft registered in India wherever it may be.]

Explanation. -In this section the word “offence” includes every act committed outside 3[India] which, If committed in 3[India], would be punishable under this code.


5[*** A, 6[who is 7[a citizen of India]], commits a murder in Uganda. He can be tried and convicted of murder in any place in 3[India] in which he may be found.

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1 Subs. by Act 4 of 1898, sec. 2, for the original section.

2 Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for clauses (1) to (4).

3 The words “British India” have been successively amended by the A.O. 1948, the A.O. 1950 and Act 3 of 1951, sec. 3 and Sch. to read as above.

4 Subs. by Act 36 of 1957, sec. 3 and Sch. II, for “Illustrations” (w.e.f. 17-9-1957).

5 The brackets and letter “(a)” omitted by Act 36 of 1957, sec. 3 and Sch. II (w.e.f. 17-9-1957).

6 Subs. by the A.O. 1948, for “a coolie, who is a Native Indian subject”.

7 Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for “a British subject of Indian domicile”.

8 Illustrations (b), (c) and (d) omitted by the A.O. 1950.

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