Criminal Law


Criminal law in Nepal governs the legal system that deals with offenses committed against the state, society, or individuals. The Muluki Ain (General Code) serves as the primary legislation for criminal law in the country. It outlines various crimes, their definitions, and corresponding punishments. Crimes in Nepal are categorized as felonies, misdemeanors, and contraventions, each carrying different degrees of penalties. The legal system ensures that the accused is afforded due process and the right to a fair trial. Criminal law in Nepal covers a wide range of offenses, including theft, assault, murder, fraud, and drug-related crimes. It also addresses criminal procedures, evidence, and the role of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary in investigating and prosecuting crimes. The objective of criminal law is to maintain law and order, protect citizens from harm, and uphold justice by holding offenders accountable for their actions while respecting their rights under the law.