Attempt in IPC – Attempt definition in IPC
It is an offence to attempt to commit offence under IPC.
So, any attempt to commit an offence is a punishable offence. Such offence must fall under the definition of offence defined under section 40 of IPC
What is attempt in IPC?
Attempt is an intent to commit an offence, combined with an act towards that intent , however such act falling short of commission of offence.
Thus it is intent + any act to fullfil that intent, however not resulting in intent.
In other words :
One is intended to commit an offence, the offender does act however fall short in commission or completion of that offence.
Sections in IPC dealing with attempt
Section 121 : Waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India.
Section 124 : Assaulting President. Governor, etc., with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power.
Section 125 : Waging war against any Asiatic power in alliance with the Government of India.
Section 130 : Aiding escape of, rescuing or harbouring such prisoner.
Section 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. Offence committed in place of worship, etc.
Section 196 : Using evidence known to be false.
Section 198 : Using as true a certificate known to be false.
Section 200 : Using as true such declaration knowing it to be false.
Section 213 : Taking gift, etc., to screen an offender from punishment.— if a capital offence; if punishable with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment.
Section 239 : Delivery of coin, possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit.
Section 240 : Delivery of Indian coin, possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit.
Section 241 : Delivery of coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit.
Section 307 : Attempt to murder. Attempts by life-convicts.
Section 308 : Attempt to commit culpable homicide.
Section 309 : Attempt to commit suicide.
Section 385 : Putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion.
Section 387 : Putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion.
Section 389 : Putting person in fear of accusation of offence, in order to commit extortion.
Section 391 : Dacoity.
Section 393 : Attempt to commit robbery.
Section 394 : Voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery.
Section 398 : Attempt to commit robbery or dacoity when armed with deadly weapon
Section 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.
Section 511 – Attempt in IPC
Section 511 in IPC is residuary clause in relation to attempt.
Section 511 IPC is applicable where nowhere else in the code, the provision for punishment for an attempt to commit an offence is provided.
Read here : IPC Section 511