Ratanlal & Dhirajlal’s The Indian Penal Code has served the legal profession, and all those associated with it, for more than a century. An evergreen classic, this book is amongst the most authoritative and leading commentaries on the subject. It adopts an integrated approach and the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act 1872, are referred to wherever necessary for better understanding of the complex legal topics.
The predominant changes in criminality has led to the evolvement of various new criminal statutes concerning different subjects, yet the Indian Penal Code, the foremost statute in the field of criminal law stands resolute. The 35th edition of the work has been extensively and meticulously revised taking into account the changes brought about by recent legislative amendments as well as judgments of the higher courts. Apart from incorporating notable judgments of the Supreme Court and various High Courts, important topics such as the following have been discussed separately:
• Scope of application of general exceptions during investigation.
• Constitutionality of death penalty in the light of the Nirbhaya case.
• Application of mens rea to legal entities.
Authenticity, originality and reliability have always been the hallmarks of this publication and every possible care has been taken in this edition to maintain the original excellence, style and quality of the work. As has been the hallmark of previous editions, the current edition too offers a great help to students and professionals, when they require a quick overview, in the form of a summary at the end of the work. The book is an invaluable source of reference for the widest possible range of readers including students, academics, legal practitioners, judges, administrators, public prosecutors, police officers and police trainees.