Section 14 BNS – Section 14 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 14 BNS or Section 14 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Act done by a person bound, or by mistake of fact believing himself bound, by law.

Section 14 of BNS is part of CHAPTER III GENERAL EXCEPTIONS in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act

Definition of Section 14 BNS

Nothing is an offence which is done by a person who is, or who by reason of a mistake of fact and not by reason of a mistake of law in good faith believes himself to be, bound by law to do it.


(a) A, a soldier, fires on a mob by the order of his superior officer, in conformity with the commands of the law. A has committed no offence.

(b) A, an officer of a Court, being ordered by that Court to arrest Y, and, after due enquiry, believing Z to be Y, arrests Z. A has committed no offence.

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