CLAT Sample Paper CLAT Sample Paper-8

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    Principle Whoever intentionally puts any person in fear of any injury to that person or to any other and thereby dishonestly induces the person, so put in fear to deliver to and person any property or valuable security of anything signed or sealed which may be converted into a valuable security commits 'extortion'.
    Facts A threatens to publish a defamatory libel concerning Z unless Z gives him money. He thus induces Z to give him money.

    A)  A has committed defamation

    B)         A has committed robbery

    C)         A has committed extortion

    D)         A has not committed any offence

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    According to Section 383 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 and the principle given here, A has committed the offence of extortion, because he threatened to publish a defamatory libel concerning Z, unless Z gives him money, so he induces Z to give him money, hence committed extortion.

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