Provision

There is no right of private defence against an act which does not reasonably cause the apprehension of death or of grievous hurt, if done, or attempted to be done, by a public servant acting in good
faith under colour of his office, though that act may not be strictly justifiable by law.

There is no right of private defence against an act which does not reasonably cause the apprehension of death or of grievous hurt, if done, or attempted to be done, by the direction of a public servant acting in good faith under colour of his office though that direction may not be strictly justifiable by law. There is no right of private defence in cases in which there is time to have recourse to protection of the public authorities.

Extent to which the right may be exercised.--The right of private defence in no case extends to the inflicting of more harm than it is necessary to inflict for the purpose of defence.


Simply put

First part of this section means a person has no right of private defence against an act which does not cause instant fear of death or grevious hurt if done by a public servent who is acting in good faith and under the name of his office not his personal power, even if that act might not be strictly justifiable by law, but a person is not deprieved his right of private defence against an act of public servant unless the point where he doesn't know the person doing act is public servant. Second part of this section means a person has no right of private defence against an act which does not cause instant fear of death or grevious hurt if done by the direction of a public servent who is acting in good faith and under the name of his office not his personal power, even if that direction or act might not be strictly justifiable by law, but a person is not deprieved his right of private defence against the direction of a public servant unless the point where he doesn't know the person doing act is doing by such direction or unless such person states such authority under which he's acting or produces such authority or shows in writing.



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