How IPC Section numbers will change in proposed new Code

The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill, 2023, which will repeal and replace the more than 160-year-old Indian Penal Code (IPC)

will contain new numbers for some of the most commonly used sections. Here's a list of the old and new section numbers.

Think, for example, “dafaa 302” for murder, “420” for cheating, or “376” for rape — sections of the IPC that are invoked for these offences

Now, under the BNS, the proposed successor to the IPC, these sections will be numbered differently.

IPC Section 420 (“Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property”),

There is no Section 420 in the proposed Sanhita. The offence of cheating is covered under Section 316.

IN PROPOSED BNS, 2023: Section 124 in the proposed Sanhita relates to the offence of wrongful restraint.

IN PROPOSED BNS, 2023: Section 302 in the proposed Sanhita describes the offence of “Snatching”. Section 302(1) says: “Theft is “snatching”