1 THE PENAL CODE, 1860

(ACT NO. XLV OF 1860).
  [6th October, 1860]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER XXIII
OF ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT OFFENCES
 
  Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment  
511. Whoever attempts to commit an offence punishable by this Code with 2[ imprisonment for life] or imprisonment, or to cause such an offence to be committed, and in such attempt does any act towards the commission of the offence, shall, where no express provision is made by this Code for the punishment of such attempt, be punished with 3[ imprisonment of any description provided for the offence, for a term which may extend to one-half of the longest term of imprisonment provided for that offence], or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with both.

Illustrations


(a) A makes an attempt to steal some jewels by breaking open a box, and finds after so opening the box, that there is no jewel in it. He has done an act towards the commission of theft, and therefore is guilty under this section.

(b) A makes an attempt to pick the pocket of Z by thrusting his hand into Z's pocket. A fails in the attempt in consequence of Z's having nothing in his pocket. A is guilty under this section.
 
 
 
1 Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh”, “Government”, “the Government” and “Taka” were substituted, for the words “Pakistan”, “Central or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government” or “the Provincial Government” or “Provincial Government” and “rupees” respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).

2 The word “imprisonment for life” were substituted, for the words “transportation” by section 23 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985).

3 The words and comma “imprisonment of any description provided for the offence, for a term which may extend to one-half of the longest term of imprisonment provided for that offence” were substituted, for the words and comma “transportation or imprisonment of any description provided for the offence, for a term of transportation or imprisonment which may extend to one-half of the longest term provided for that offence” by section 23 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985).

 
 

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