4. Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences.

The provisions of this Code apply also to any offence committed by–

  • (1) any citizen of India in any place without and beyond India;
  • (2) any person on any ship or aircraft registered in India wherever it may be.

Explanation: In this section the word “offence” includes every act committed outside India which, if committed in India would be punishable under this Code.


A, who is a citizen of India, commits a murder in Uganda. He can be tried and convicted of murder in any place in India in which he may be found.

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