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A Entered B'S House, Caught Hold of B,S Daughter C and Threatened to Stab Her If a Did Not Give Him ₹10,000 Immediately. B Did So. a is Prosecuted for Extortion. - Legal Reasoning

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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 that person so put in fear to deliver to any person any property, commits extortion. 
A entered B's house, caught hold of B, S daughter C and threatened to stab her if A did not give him ₹10,000 immediately. B did so. A is prosecuted for extortion.


  • A has committed theft, not extortion

  • A has committed extortion

  • A has committed both theft and extortion

  • A has not committed any offence

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A has committed extortion


From the given principle it is clear that threat and fear were used for getting the money so this is a clear case of extortion. 

Concept: Indian Penal Code (Entrance Exams)
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