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Question number: 106

» Criminal Law

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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LEGAL PRINCIPLE: No person shall be convicted of any offence except for violation of a law in force at the time of commission of the act charged as an offence, nor subjected to a penalty greater than which might have been inflicted under the law in force at the time of commission of the offence.

FACTUAL SITUATION: A boy of 16 years was convicted of house trespass and theft. He was sentenced to imprisonment for 6 months and fine was also imposed. After the judgement, the Probation of Offenders Act came into force. It provided that a person below 21 years may not ordinarily be sentenced to imprisonment. Now the boy claims the benefit of this Act. Should he get it?

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Choice (4)Response

a.

No

b.

The rule of beneficial interpretation required that the benefit of ex post facto law can be applied to reduce his sentence.

c.

A boy below 18 years is a minor and so should not be punished.

d.

None of the above

Question number: 107

» Criminal Law

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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LEGAL PRINCIPLES

Preparation to commit an offence is not an offence.

After one has finished preparation to commit an offence, any act done towards committing the offence with the intention to commit it, is an attempt to commit the offence which is by itself an offence.

FACTUAL SITUATION: A wanted to kill B and had therefore gone to the market to buy explosives to plant in his house. After A has planted the bomb, he felt guilty and he went back to remove the bomb but while he was doing so, B saw him and called the police. Can A be held liable?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Yes, because there existed a mala fide intention.

b.

No, because B did not die.

c.

Yes, because he has done something more than mere preparation.

d.

No, because he had removed before anything could happen.

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