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Facts: Manish Finds a Gold Watch Lying on the Road Next to His House. He Puts the Watch in His Pocket and Returns Home. Has Manish Committed Theft? - Legal Reasoning

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Facts: Manish finds a gold watch lying on the road next to his house. He puts the watch in his pocket and returns home. Has Manish committed theft?
Principle: Whoever, intending to take dishonestly any moveable property out of the possession of any person without that person's consent moves that property in order to take it, is said to commit theft.

Options

  • Manish is not guilty of theft since the watch had been abandoned

  • Manish is not guilty of theft since the watch had been abandoned

  • Manish is guilty since he did not inform the police

  • Manish is guilty since he did not inform the police

  • Manish is guilty since the dishonestly removed the watch from the road

  • Manish is guilty since the dishonestly removed the watch from the road

  • Manish is not guilty since he did not take the watch out of anyone’s possession

  • Manish is not guilty since he did not take the watch out of anyone’s possession

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Solution 1

Manish is not guilty since he did not take the watch out of anyone’s possession

The finder of the lost goods assumes the duties as a Baile of those goods and shud make all endeavour to find the owner with all due diligence and care. If he misappropriates the goods without finding the real owner, then he becomes a thief.

Solution 2

Manish is not guilty since he did not take the watch out of anyone’s possession

The finder of the lost goods assumes the duties as a Baile of those goods and shud make all endeavour to find the owner with all due diligence and care. If he misappropriates the goods without finding the real owner, then he becomes a thief.

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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