Nothing is an offence merely by reason of its being done with the knowledge that it is likely to cause harm, if it be done without any criminal intention to cause harm, and in good faith for the purpose of preventing or avoiding other harm to person or property.

Simply Put

This section means if a person commits an act which is likely to cause harm to another but it has to be done in order to prevent further harm to life or property. For eg A a doctor treating on a pregnant lady giving birth to a baby who'll likely not survive the operation, but if A tries to save a child mother will die and thier are chance still that child will possible not survive, but if he saves the mother child will definately die, so A saves the mother child dies, here A has comitted no offence since child was likely to die and mother had full chances of survival. A is not guilty.

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