Provision

Whoever attempts to commit an offence punishable by this Code with [imprisonment for life] or imprisonment, or to cause such an offence to be committed, and in such attempt does any act towards the commission of the offence, shall, where no express provision is made by this Code for the punishment of such attempt, be punished with [imprisonment of any description provided for the offence, for a term which may extend to one-half of the imprisonment for life or, as the case may be, one half of the longest term of imprisonment provided for that offence], or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with both.


Simply put

  • Anyone who attempts to commit an offence punishable by this Code with [imprisonment for life] or imprisonment, or
  • to cause such an offence to be committed, and in such attempt does any act towards the commission of the offence and if no express provision is given under this Code for the punishment of such attempt then he/she shall  be punished with imprisonment of any description provided for the offence and it may extend to one-half of the imprisonment for life or, as the case may be, one half of the longest term of imprisonment provided for that offence], or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with both imprisonment and fine


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