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Factual Situation: a Entered in B’S Park Where There Was an Artificial Lake for the Boating. - Legal Reasoning

MCQ

Given below is a statement of legal principle followed by a factual situation. Apply the principle to the facts given below and select the most appropriate answer.

LEGAL PRINCIPLE: False imprisonment is the confinement of a person without just cause or excuse. There must be a total restraint of the person and the onus of proving reasonable cause is on the defendant.

FACTUAL SITUATION: A entered in B’s park where there was an artificial lake for the boating. A paid ₹100 for entering the park and has to pay ₹100 at the time of exit. A waited for 30 minutes but no boat was available. A came out, however, denied to pay ₹100 for exit, B did not allow A to leave the park unless he paid ₹100 for exit. A sued B for false imprisonment. DECISION:

Options

  • B is guilty of false imprisonment

  • B is not guilty of false imprisonment

  • A can lawfully refuse to pay ₹100 when no boat was available

  • A can ask for even ₹100 given for entering the park as B’s services are deficient in the park and can sue B for false imprisonment

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Solution

A can ask for even ₹100 given for entering the park as B’s services are deficient in the park and can sue B for false imprisonment

Explanation:

From the factual position, it is clear that A can sue B for false imprisonment because there is total restraint of liberty of A. Here "A can ask for even ₹100 given for entering the park as B’s services are deficient in the park and can sue B for false imprisonment" is the correct answer. 

Concept: Criminal Law
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