A 'Bare act' is the actual legislation passed by the Parliament of India. Generally, an act sets out the high level legal and policy principles applicable to the subject matter of the law.
Most acts are accompanied by 'subsidiary legislation' such as rules, regulations, notifications and orders; which address the actual implementation detail of the act.
Indian Penal Code, 1860
Chapter XXIII – Of Attempts to Commit Offences
Section 511 – Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment
Whoever attempts to commit an offence punishable by this Code with imprisonment for life or imprisonment, or to cause such an offence to be committed, and in such attempt does any act towards the commission of the offence, shall, where no express provision is made by this Code for the punishment of such attempt, be punished with imprisonment of any description provided for the offence, for a term which may extend to one – half of the imprisonment for life or, as the case may be, one – half of the longest term of imprisonment provided for that offence, or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with both.
- A makes an attempt to steal some jewels by breaking open a box, and finds after so opening the box, that there is no jewel in it. He has done an act towards the commission of theft, and therefore is guilty under this section.
- A makes an attempt to pick the pocket of Z by thrusting his hand into Z – s pocket. A fails in the attempt in consequence of Z – s having nothing in his pocket. A is guilty under this section.
Important Central Acts in Regional Languages
Legislative department website also features regional language versions of several important Central Acts.