Section 134 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 – Explained!


The meaning of the word ‘whoever’ should be understood in the light of section 139 of the Code.

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The word ‘abets’ has the same meaning as given under section 107 of the Code.


The word ‘assaults’ should normally be understood in the sense as given under section 351 of the Code even though there is another viewpoint that it means striking a superior officer, or using or offering any violence against him when he is on duty.

The offence under this section is cognizable, non-bailable and non-compoundable, and is triable by magistrate of the first class.

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