Section 17 BNS – Section 17 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 17 BNS or Section 17 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Act done by a person justified, or by mistake of fact believing himself justified, by law.

Section 17 of BNS is part of CHAPTER III GENERAL EXCEPTIONS in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act

Definition of Section 17 BNS

Nothing is an offence which is done by any person who is justified by law, 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 justified by law, in doing it.


A sees Z commit what appears to A to be a murder. A, in the exercise, to the best of his judgment exerted in good faith, of the power which the law gives to all persons of apprehending murderers in the fact, seizes Z, in order to bring Z before the proper authoriti

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