Provision

Where several persons are engaged or concerned in the commission of a criminal act, they may be guilty of different offences by means of that act.

Simply put

This section means when several persons are engaged in a criminal act they may be guilty of different offences by commission of their acts. For eg X & Y are engaged in a fight with Z, Z said offensive words against X's wife provoking X to attack him, and Y having ill will against Z also assists X in the act. Both will be tried differently.


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