Legal Bites brings to you IPC Mains Questions Series Part VIII. The questions enlisted here are arranged section-wise and will aid the students preparing for Judiciary, APO or University Exams. Detailed solutions have been provided for the questions to answer all your queries. The list of questions curated by Legal Bites will help candidates identify the important and frequently asked questions and give them good practice for their aptitude and knowledge.
IPC Mains Solved Questions Series: Part- VIII of X contains solved questions from Chapter XVI Section 370 to 383.
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IPC Mains Solved Questions Series | Part – VIII of X
A sells a minor but married girl for the purpose of prostitution. A is prosecuted under Section 372, I.P.C. During trial A takes the defence that the girl is married, so Section 372 will not be applicable in his case and he is liable to be acquitted. Do you agree with his defence? Give reasons and also refer to the case law, if any, on the point.
A sells a minor girl (who was leading an immoral life in past), for the purpose of prostitution. A is prosecuted under Section 372, I.P.C. (selling minor for purposes of prostitution). During prosecution, A takes the defence that the girl whom he sold has already led an immoral life, so Section 372 will not come into play and he cannot be convicted under this Section. Is the defence taken by A, a good defence? Give reasons and also refer to the case law, if any, on the point.
- Causing death or resulting in a persistent vegetative state of the victim.
- Sexual intercourse by husband upon his wife during separation.
- Sexual intercourse by a person in authority.
- Gang rape.
- Punishment for repeat offenders.
A performs sexual intercourse with a woman namely B aged 15 years, with her consent. A is prosecuted for the offence of rape defined under Section 375, I.P.C. During the trial, A takes the defence that he is not guilty of rape, as he performed sexual intercourse with B with her consent and not without her consent. Will A succeed in his defence? Give reasons and also refer to the relevant provision in this regard.
Sumitra and Sanjay were childhood friend in the native village. Though they belonged to different castes, there developed an understanding between the two that once Sanjay got a job in the city, they would get married. On the basis of this understanding, they cohabited with each other several times. However, when Sanjay moved to Chandigarh and got a good job, he fell in love with one of his female colleagues. Soon thereafter Sanjay started avoiding Sumitra and finally refused to marry her. Shocked by the change in Sanjay’s attitude towards her, Sumitra files a criminal complaint alleging that she had been raped by Sanjay a number of, times. Sanjay pleads that the sexual relationship was with the consent of Sumitra and, therefore, he has committed no offence. Decided in the light of recent amendments) under the relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code. [H.R.J.S.2015]
A commits rape on a girl aged 10 years. Can A be awarded ‘life imprisonment’ or can A be given imprisonment for 5 years? Give reasons and also mention the relevant provision. [UPHJS 1996, 1995]
Explain the legal effect of Section 375 IPC after its latest amendment on Section 377 IPC with reference to the decision of the apex court in the case of Suresh Kumar v. Naz Foundation, 2014 (1) SCC Page 1. [U.P.H.J.S. 2014, UPCJ 1983, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2013]
- Criminal conspiracy
- Unlawful assembly
- Criminal intimidation.
- Distinguish any three of the following terms:-
- Theft and mischief
- Kidnapping and abduction
- Giving false evidence and fabricating false evidence
- Rape and adultery
- Preparation and attempt.
Can a man commit theft of his own goods? Answer with illustration. [UPCJ 1988, 2000, Raj J 1976, CGJ 2003, UPCJ 2000, 2013.]
Sanjoy cuts down a tree on Vijoy’s ground with the intention of dishonestly taking the tree out of Vijoy’s possession without the consent of Vijoy. Sanjoy is prosecuted for the offence of theft. Sanjoy takes the defence that the offence of theft can be committed in respect of only a movable property and as the tree is not a movable property, he cannot be convicted for ‘theft’. Is Sanjoy guilty for the offence of theft? Give reasons.
A in good faith, believing property belonging to Z to be A’s own property, takes that property out of Z’s possession. Has A committed the offence of theft? Give reasons in support of your answer. [UPCJ 2012, MPCJ 2012, RJS. 1984]
A goes to the house of B and finds a pen lying on the table. He believes that to be his own pen and therefore takes away the pen without the consent of B. What offence, if any, is committed by A? [R.J.S. 1984]
The accused was a cadet in the Indian Air Force. He took out an aircraft which was not meant for training from Jodhpur Aerodrome without the authority of the commandant and flew it away to Pakistan. Later, at the instance of the accused himself, the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan arranged for the return of the accused and the Air-Craft to India. It was contended on behalf of the accused that the intention of the accused was to go to Pakistan and not to steal the Aircraft which he always meant to return; there was thus no dishonest intention on the part of the accused and he could not be convicted of theft. Discuss the liability of the accused for the offence of theft? [UPCJ. 1999]
A commits theft on property in Z’s possession and while committing this theft, he has a loaded pistol under his garment, having provided this pistol for the purpose of hurting Z in case Z should resist. What offence has been committed by A? Refer to the relevant provision, if any, under Indian Penal Code. [WBJ.S.2004]
A removes one leaf of the cheque from B’s cheque book which was neither signed nor dated. The removal was done dishonestly and without B’s consent. Has A committed any offence? Give reasons and also refer to the case law, if any, on the point.
A threatens to send club-men to plough up Z’s field if Z will not sign and deliver to B a bond binding Z under a penalty to deliver certain produces to B, and thereby induces Z to sign and deliver the bond. What offence, if any, is committed by A? Give reasons and also refer to relevant provision, if any, under I.P.C. [W.B.J.S. 1995]
Liladhar threatens to publish a defamatory libel concerning Roopa Devi unless she gives him money. Roopa Devi, who is an unmarried girl, gives him money. What offence has been committed by Liladhar? [UKCJ. 2003]
A threatens to B that he will be implicated in a false criminal case if he does not give 50,000 rupees to him. Consequently, B gives Rs. 50,000 to him. Is A guilty of the offence of extortion? Give reasons. Refer to the case law also, if any, on the point.
A causes hurt to B. B threatens A that he will initiate a criminal case against him (A) if he does not give Rs. 50,000 to him (B). As a result of such threatening, A gives the said amount to B. Is B guilty of the offence of ‘extortion’? Give reasons and also refer to the case law, if any, on the point.