Criminal Law (CLAT Legal-Aptitude): Questions 84 - 85 of 88

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Question number: 84

» Criminal Law

Appeared in Year: 2016

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PRINCIPLE: Nothing is an offence which is done by a child under twelve years of age, who has not attained sufficient maturity of understanding to judge the nature and consequences of his conduct on that occasion.

FACTS: Himesh, 11 years old boy, picks up a gold ring worth Rs. 5000/- lying on a table in his friend’s house and immediately sells it for Rs. 2000/-, and misappropriates the money.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Himesh would not be protected under the principle stated above because his acts show that he was sufficiently mature to understand the nature and consequences of his conduct.

b.

Himesh would be protected under the principle stated above because his acts show that he was not sufficiently mature to understand the nature and consequences of his conduct.

c.

Himesh would be protected under the principle stated above because he is below 12 years of age.

d.

Himesh would not be protected under the principle stated above because, irrespective of the age, stealing is an offence.

Question number: 85

» Criminal Law

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PRINCIPLE: Whoever by words or writing conveys to others any imputation concerning any person’s reputation is said to defame that person.

FACTS: During a marriage ceremony, ‘P’ circulated a pamphlet saying that ‘S’, sister of the bride, is a thief, she has stolen the shoes of the bridegroom.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

‘P’ defamed the bride.

b.

P’ has defamed the bridegroom.

c.

‘P’ did not defame ‘S’ as he never intended it.

d.

P’ has defamed ‘S’.

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