Legal Bites brings to you IPC Mains Questions Series Part IX. The questions enlisted here are arranged section-wise and will aid the students preparing for Judiciary, APO or University Exams. The list question curated by Legal Bites will help candidates identify the important and frequently asked questions and give them a good practise for their aptitude and knowledge.
IPC Mains Questions Series Part IX of X contains questions from Section 383 to Section 443.
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IPC Mains Questions Series Part IX of X
Suraj threatens Niraj that he would not allow him to pass through the certain public road if he (Niraj) does not give his motorbike to him. Consequently, Niraj gives his motorbike to Suraj. Suraj is prosecuted for ‘robbery’. The arguments of prosecution during the trial was that Suraj threatened him to deliver his motorcycle (bike) and in fact, also obtained the same. Can Suraj be convicted for ‘robbery’? If not, for any other offence? Give reasons and also mention relevant provision in this regard.
A, B, C and D plan to rob a bank. They visit the bank on the decided date and collect cash from the cashier at gunpoint. In the process of trying to escape with the loot, they are resisted by the guard and B caused him grievous injury with his revolver. On coming out of the bank C notices his enemy E standing at the bus stop and shoots at him causing his death. What offences, if any, are made out against the respective accused? Give reasons in support of your answer. [D.J.S. 2005]
A, B, C, D and E set out for committing dacoity in the house of X. E being dead drunk could not accompany his companions and fell down under a tree. A, B, C and D entered the house of X and by show of force took away gold ornaments. Thereafter they came to the place where E was lying under the tree and gave him a part of the booty. What offence or offences, if any, has E committed? State with reasons. [U.P.C.J. 1988]
A meets B on the high road, A shows pistol to B and demands B’s purse. Consequently, A gives his purse to B. What offence has A committed?
A and B steal some fruits in large quantity from an orchard. When both of them were stealing the fruits C suddenly appears there. On seeing C, A and B knock him down senseless with a stick. What offence has been committed by A and B? Give reasons and also refer to relevant provision and case law, if any, on the point.
A police officer obtains certain ornaments from a person by threatening that he will be locked up immediately and not be released for months. What offence has been committed by the police officer? [B. A.P.P., 1997]
Six persons namely A, B, C, D, E and F make preparation to commit dacoity in a Bank, but they do not make attempt for the same. Are they guilty of any offence? Give reasons and also mention the relevant provision, if any, under Indian Penal Code which makes such an act an offence.
What are the ingredients of the offence of criminal misappropriation of property? Explain with the help of illustrations. How does this offence differ from the offence of Criminal breach of trust? [HR J.S., 2000, R.J.S. 2014]
Define and distinguish between Criminal breach of trust and criminal misappropriation of property. Give illustrations. [U.P.C.J.1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2003, U.P.H.J.S. 2007]
A found a purse having money in it. He did not know to whom did it belong. Subsequently, he came to know that purse was of B and he (A) kept the same for his own use. What offence was committed by A?
A finds a ring on the highway, not in possession of any person. A picks it up. What offence has been committed by A in this case? [UPCJ 1985 and 1997]
A finds a spanner of no appreciable value on a public road. He was caught by police when he was making an attempt to sell the spanner to B. Has A committed the offence of criminal misappropriation or attempt to criminal misappropriation? Give reasons and also refer to case law, if any, on the point?
A, a Govt. officer earned a lot of money by taking bribe. From certain sources, he came to know that C.B.I. is likely to raid his house. As a result of the apprehension of recovery of the bribe money, he manages to keep some amount with his relatives. In hurry, he could not manage to conceal the entire amount so, in haste, he threw away (abandoned) the rest on the public road.
B picks up the abandoned amount and immediately spent some of the picked-up money for his own use. Has B committed the offence of `criminal (dishonest) misappropriation’ under Section 403, I.P.C.? Give reasons and also refer to case law, if any, on the point.
A and B were about to travel by the same train from Varanasi city. A had a ticket for Ayodhaya, B had two tickets for Varanasi cantonment. A voluntarily handed over her ticket to B in order that he might tell her if it was right. B, under the pretence of returning A’s ticket, substituted from one of his own and kept A’s ticket. Is B guilty of `criminal misappropriation’ under Section 403 or of ‘cheating’? Give reasons and also refer to the case law, if any, on the point.
A removes the watch of a dead passenger after a railway accident. Has A committed any offence? If yes, what offence? [Bihar A.P.O. 1981]
A is on a train journey. He takes the suitcase having money and valuable ornaments of B believing to be his own, as the suitcase of B was of the same colour, size and company, which the suitcase of A had. Is A guilty of ‘dishonest misappropriation of property’? Give reasons.
X, while going on a journey, entrusts his diamond ring to Y. Y sells the diamond ring. What offence, if any has been committed by Y. [UPCJ.1990]
A, a carrier, is entrusted by Z with property to be carried by land or by water. A dishonestly misappropriates the property. What offence was committed by A? Give reasons and also refer to relevant provision in this regard.
A, a revenue officer, is entrusted with public money and is either directed by law, or bound by a contract, express or implied, with the Government, to pay into a certain treasury all the public money which he holds. A dishonestly appropriates the money. Is A guilty of any offence? Give reasons and also refer relevant provision in this regard. [UPCJ .1976]
A a prostitute communicated venereal disease to a man who performed sexual intercourse with her on the strength of her representation that she was free from any disease. Has A committed any offence? [UPCJ.1992]
A gives a cheque for Rs. 2,000 to B knowing it well that there is only Rs. 1,000 in his bank account. What offence has been committed in this case? [Bihar A.P.P. (A.P.O.) Exam, 1997]
A by exhibiting to Z a false sample of an article intentionally deceives Z into believing that the article corresponds with the sample, and thereby induces Z to buy and pay for the article. Discuss A’s offence. [U.P.C.J 1997]
Explain ‘Mischief as defined in the Indian Penal Code giving illustrations to your answers and the essential ingredients of the offence. [R.J.S. 1975, UPCJ 1982]
A introduces water into an ice-house belonging to Z, thus causes the ice to melt, intending wrongful loss to Z. Has A committed any offence? [W.B.C.J. 1999 Bihar A.P.P. A.P.O.) Exam, 1992]
A intentionally throws the wristwatch of B in a river to cause wrongful loss to B. Has A committed any offence? Give reasons and also mention the relevant provision in this regard.
A gives the lease of his house to B for six months. After expiry of the lease, A gives notice to B to vacate his house. But B did not do so. A went to his house which was in possession of B as a tenant and destroyed some of his property, including television and washing machine in order to put pressure to vacate the house. B prosecuted A for the offence of mischief.
During trial A took the defence that B was residing in his house even after expiry of the lease, so he is a trespasser and he destroyed the B’s property so that B may vacate his house in which he (B) has no right to continue in accordance with the law. Will A succeed in his defence? Give reasons and also refer to the case law on the point.
A, an old client goes to B’s house, a lawyer for taking some legal advice. He leaves his stick there, which generally an old man uses. The stick was of appreciable value and of rare quality. When B looks at the stick, he feels annoyed and breaks the stick in many pieces. A prosecutes B for mischief. During the trial, B’s to cause destruction to the stick and B did the same when it was left in his house and was in his possession. So he is not liable for mischief. Decide by giving reasons and also refer to case law, if any, on the point.
Define criminal trespass and discuss fully essential ingredients of this offence.
A having shot at a rabbit near P’s land, followed it to P’s land, with the intention of taking away the killed rabbit. A was asked not to enter P’s premises. A entered P’s premises to take the rabbit and did take it away. He did nothing else on P’s land. P then charged A with criminal trespass. Has A committed the offence of `Criminal trespass’ by entering P’s premises? [H.R.J.S. 2003]
Define the offence of house-trespass. [MPCJ 1998, 2010, UPCJ 1985, 1991, 2003, Raj J 1976]
Define and explain the offences of ‘lurking house-trespass and ‘lurking house-trespass by night’.