Contract Law (CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude): Questions 17 - 17 of 97

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Question number: 17

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PRINCIPLE: Free consent (consent free from fraud, undue influence, misrepresentation or coercion) is an essential element of a contract. Coercion is the committing, or threatening to commit, any act forbidden by the IPC, or the unlawful detaining, or threatening to detain, any property, to the prejudice of any person whatever, with the intention of causing any person to enter into any agreement. The killing of wild animals is strictly prohibited by Indian Penal Code.

FACTS: Jayesh wanted to buy the luxurious sofa that was in the possession of Ramesh. Ramesh, a person of weird ways, agreed to deliver the possession of the sofa to Ramesh, in return for a dead lion which Jayesh could hand over to Ramesh. Pursuant to the same, Jayesh goes to the jungle and after much effort, kills a lion bringing the dead lion to Ramesh and gets the sofa in return. Select the correct option.


Choice (4) Response


Coercion has been committed in the case as Jayesh did an act prohibited by Indian Penal Code.


Coercion has not been committed in this case because Ramesh was not caused into entering into agreement.


Coercion has been committed in this case as killing animals in return for a sofa is strictly bad.


Coercion has not been committed as there was no threat to anybody by the commission of the act.

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