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.

Illustrations:

  1. 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.
  2. A, an officer of a Court of Justice, being ordered by that Court to arrest Y, and after due enquiry, believing Z to be Y, arrests Z. A has committed no offence.

Explanation:

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.This section explains about nothing will be an offence when a person does something in good faith and believes himself to be bound by law to do it, the reason must be mistake of fact and not mistake of law (mistake of law is no excuse, mistake of fact is).


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