Defamation

Offences Sections

Defamation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 499
Imputation of truth which public good requires to be made or published ………………………….
Public conduct of public servants ……………………………………………………………………………………….
Conduct of any person touching any public question …………………………………………………………
Publication of reports of proceedings of Courts ………………………………………………………………….
Merits of case decided in Court or conduct of witness and others concerned ……………………
Merits of public performance …………………………………………………………………………………………….
Censure passed in good faith by person having lawful authority over another ………………….
Accusation preferred in good faith to authorised person …………………………………………………..
Imputation made in good faith by person for protection of his or other’s interests ……………
Caution intended for good of person to whom conveyed or for public good ……………………..
Punishment for defamation ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 500
Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory ………………………………………………………. 501
Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter ……………………………….. 502