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Robbery and Dacoity – Meaning and important provisions

Robbery in common language means to deprive a person of his or her property. The chief distinguishing element in robbery, theft and extortion is the presence of imminent fear of violence. In all robbery, there is either theft or extortion. The essence of the offence of robbery is that the offender for committing theft or for carrying away… Read More »

Cheating and related provisions

Introduction – Hawkins defines cheating as deceitful practices in defrauding or endeavoring to defraud another of his own right by means of some artful device contrary to the plane rule of common honesty. [Smith and Hogan, criminal law 10th edition; 2003 page 568 to 569]. Cheating at common law was a misdemeanor and punishable by imprisonment and fine. Section… Read More »