How to compound attempt to murder

Shivendra Pratap Singh


High Court Lucknow


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The process for compounding an offence of attempt to murder under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) is similar to the process outlined earlier, however it’s important to note that attempt to murder is considered as a non-compoundable offence under Section 320 of the CrPC, therefore, it cannot be compromised or settled out of court.

Attempt to murder is a serious offence and is punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to life imprisonment. The accused person can only be acquitted or convicted after a trial in the court of law.

Even if both the parties i.e. the complainant and the accused agrees to settle the matter out of court, the court does not have the discretion to allow compounding of the offence as it is a non-compoundable offence.

It’s important to note that a person accused of attempt to murder should seek legal counsel and follow the appropriate legal procedures to defend themselves in court.