Provision

If in the exercise of the right of private defence against an assault which reasonably causes the apprehension of death, the defender be so situated that he cannot effectually exercise that right without risk of harm to an innocent person, his right of private defence extends to the running of that risk.


Simply Put

This section means if while practicing one's right to private defence there is a slight chance that innocents might also get hurt, in such situations person can exercise his right to private defence upto that risk, means he can take that risk. For eg. If a politician is on road and mob suddenly starts throwing stones at him and running to beat him he can exercise his right to private defence even if in the mob are few innocent kids and those few who might just can get caught in the crossfire.



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