What is the limitation period for lodging a FIR under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code?


The time limit for filing the challan for the offences punishable with imprisonment for a term not less than 10 years is 90 days. But the offence under Section 306, IPC is punishable not more than 10 years and the time limit for filing the challan for this offence is 60 days.

The main essentials need to be fulfilled in order to hold an individual guilty (and punish him/her) for abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code. These 3 essentials are as follows:

Commission of suicide: The deceased should have committed suicide, i.e. should have ended his/her own life (and not murdered by any other individual). The commission of suicide should be fulfilled in order to hold the accused guilty as only an unfulfilled attempt to commit suicide is not punishable under this Section.

Instigation or abetment of such suicide: The accused should have abetted or instigated the deceased victim to commit suicide.

Direct Involvement: The alleged involvement of the accused in the suicide of the deceased victim should be direct in nature.

According to Section 306 of the Induan Penal Code, if any person commits suicide, the person found to have abetted the commission of suicide shall be puished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years and shall also be liable to fine. Offence under Section 306 IPC is cognizable, non-bailable, non-compoundable and triable by Court of Sessions.

Reference: Indian Penal Code, 1860



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