Criminal Law (AILET Legal-Aptitude): Questions 1 - 2 of 23
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Question number: 1
» Criminal Law
Appeared in Year: 2014
LEGAL PRINCIPLES: An act done, even if without the consent of a person is not an offence, provided the offender did not intend to cause death, and the act was done for the person’s benefit, in good faith.
Mere pecuniary benefit is not a ‘thing done for a person’s benefit’.
FACTUAL SITUATION: A is in a house which is on fire, with Z, a child. People below hold out a blanket. A drops the child from the house top, knowing it to be likely that the fall may kill the child but intending to save him from the fire. Unfortunately, the child is killed. Is A guilty?
Yes, A had knowledge of his dangerous act. His act was not justified.
Yes, A should have tried a less dangerous alternative.
No, his act was done in good faith to save the child.
No, he had the best of intentions and this was the only alternative.
Question number: 2
» Criminal Law
Appeared in Year: 2015
LEGAL PRINCIPLE: Whoever delivers to another person as genuine any counterfeit currency which he knows to be counterfeit, but which that other person is not aware of at the time when he received it, is guilty of counterfeiting currency.
FACTUAL SITUATION: While returning home one day, Roshni realizes that the local shopkeeper has given her a fake note of Rs. 1, 000. Disappointed, she goes to the same shop and buys cosmetics worth Rs. 600. She then passes the same fake note to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper while inspecting the note finds out that it is fake. Is Roshni guilty?
No, as she was merely attempting to return the note to the same shopkeeper who gave her the note.
No, she is not guilty of any offence as neither did she manufacture the note nor did she circulate it with a view to deceive the public.
Yes, as she attempted to pass on a note which she knew was counterfeit.
No, the shopkeeper is guilty as he was the one who circulated the counterfeit note to Roshni.