This premium edition which is a part of our palmtop series of publications covers the Indian Penal Code, 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872. These criminal major Acts have been updated with the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013. This handy reference has been designed as an aid for lawyers, judges, public prosecutors, police officers and police trainees, legislators, scholars, teachers and other interested citizens. The general law on crime prevention and punishment is embodied in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. The assertion of substantive rights can only be established by evidence which makes the law of evidence occupy a pivotal role in the effective functioning of the criminal justice system. These enactments, which together form the basic rubric of the Indian Criminal Justice system, are quite voluminous and it becomes baffling for anyone to remember all the provisions. No lawyer can afford to remain ignorant of the provisions of these enactments. Keeping this objective in mind, the present palmtop edition has been conceived as a handy reference work on the enactments.