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Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) was created especially for the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Ranbir Singh was the Maharaja of Kashmir when the Indian Penal Code, 1860 was passed. So, he adopted the same as Ranbir Penal Code in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) was made on the lines of Indian Penal Code prepared by Thomas Babington Macaulay. Indian Penal Code is not applicable here under Article 370 of the Indian constitution.
Article 370 gives autonomy to the State of J&K to adopt make any law or change the name of any law. And naturally for sentimental reasons they are not going to do it.
There are some major differences like section dealing with crimes committed offshore or a voyage are omitted in Ranbir Penal Code (RPC).
The section that is included in Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) is already included in Indian Penal Code.
Indian Penal Code is not applicable here under Article 370 of the Indian constitution. The code was introduced during the reign of Dogra dynasty with Ranbir Singh as its ruler.
If one sees, Indian Penal Code, Pakistan Penal Code, Bangladesh and Ranbir Penal Code they are all the same.
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