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SYED TAUFEEQ AHMED -   24 April 2020

Relation between IPC and CrPC

What is the relationship between IPC and CrPC. How to refer it.


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Rama chary Rachakonda (Secunderabad/Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294 )     24 April 2020

Major Difference between IPC and CrPC – The IPC provides a substantive list of all crimes and lays down the punishment for each one of them. ... The primary goal of CrPC is to consolidate the criminal law in the country. The Indian Penal Code is a substantive law whereas, the Code of Criminal Procedure is procedural law.

Archit Uniyal   24 April 2020


The Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) are two of the most important legislation governing crimes in India.

The Indian Penal Code is the official criminal code of India, which provides the list of crimes along with their definitions and punishments.

The Code of Criminal Procedure provides details of the procedure for the investigation of the crime, presenting criminals before the court of law, collection of evidence, determination of guilt or innocence of the accused, imposition of penalties or punishments, etc.

The IPC provides a substantive list of all crimes and lays down the punishment for each one of them. On the other hand, CrPC is a procedural law, and it lays down the ways or methods to be followed in a criminal case. 


I hope this solves your query.


Shashi Dhara   24 April 2020

IPC to punish the accused as he commits crimes heinous or petty .crpc is procedure to concerned authority to investigate ,etc and produce before court the accused and to prove the crime ,to sentence the accused as per sections of IPC

minakshi bindhani   13 November 2021

As per your illustrated query!

The Indian Penal Code, 1860

The Code is the country’s primary criminal Code and was drafted during the British Raj in the year 1850 and was presented to the then Legislative Council in the year 1856. It came into force on 01st January 1862.
The Code covers various offences (divided into multiple categories) and the related punishments for the said crimes. For instance, Crimes against the body (Murder, kidnapping, Culpable homicide, etc.), Crimes against property (theft, dacoity, etc.), Economic crimes (Cheating and Counterfeiting) and various other crimes.

The Criminal Procedure Code, 1973

The Code is the procedural law that provides a detailed procedure for punishments under the penal laws. It thereby enforces and administers the Indian Penal Code and various other substantive criminal laws. The Parliament enacted the Code on 25th January 1974 to consolidate and amend the law relating to Criminal Procedure.
The Criminal Procedure Code is read along with the Indian Penal Code, 1862 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872. There often exists a state of perplexity concerning the difference between the Indian Penal Code, 1862 and the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973.

Hope it is useful!
Minakshi Bindhani

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