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Is there any provision in law for compensating the victim of an offence?

Is there any provision in law for compensating the victim of an offence?

Yes. Under Section 357(3) of Code of Criminal Procedure, if the court convicts the accused and imposes a sentence of imprisonment on him, the court can order in the judgment for the accused to pay specific amount as compensation to the person who has suffered any loss or injury due to the act for which the accused has been punished. There is no limit prescribed on the amount of compensation in this section and the court can order any amount of compensation. For the purpose of applying section 357(3), it is necessary that fine should not be a part of the sentence imposed by the court.

Criminal law governs crimes, including felonies and misdemeanors. Crimes are generally referred to as offenses against the state. The standard of proof for crimes is “beyond a reasonable doubt.” For information on particular crimes or issues surrounding the criminal law, please select from one of the topics below.

Criminal law in India means offenses against the state, it includes felonies and misdemeanors. The standard of proof for crimes is “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Criminal law is governed by Indian penal Code, Crpc, evicence Act etc.

A body of rules and statutes that defines conduct prohibited by the government because it threatens and harms public safety and welfare and that establishes punishment to be imposed for the commission of such acts.

 


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