When a criminal act is done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention of all, each of such persons is liable for that act in the same manner as if it were done by him alone.

Simply Put

This section means if an act is done by several person having common intention of committing that act, they will all be liable the same way as if one person would have done that act. For example 3 persons planning to kill one person one will provide substance other 2 will kill, all 3 will be equally liable. This is known as common intention or having similar intention.

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