Principle: Conspiracy is a Combination Between Two Or More Persons Formed for the Purpose of Doing Either an Unlawful Act Or a Lawful Act by Unlawful Means. - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Conspiracy is a combination between two or more persons formed for the purpose of doing either an unlawful act or a lawful act by unlawful means.

Facts: X and Y conspire to poison Z. X in pursuance of the conspiracy procures the poison and delivers it to Y in order that he may administer it to Z. Y in pursuance of the conspiracy administers the poison in the presence of X and thereby causes Z's death.

The gist of the offence of criminal conspiracy is

Options

  • agreement is necessary between two or more persons to do or cause to he done an illegal act

  • a legal act by illegal means followed by an overt act to be done or cause to be done according to agreement

  • both (a) and (b)

  • none of the above

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Solution

both (a) and (b)

Explanation:

"agreement is necessary between two or more persons to do or cause to be done an illegal act" and "a legal act by illegal means followed by an overt act to be done or cause to be done according to agreement" is the correct answer.

Concept: Indian Penal Code (Entrance Exams)
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