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Principle: Whoever Enters into Or Upon Property in the Possession of Another with the Intent to Commit an Offense Or to Intimidate - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Whoever enters into or upon property in the possession of another with the intent to commit an offense or to intimidate, insult or annoy any person in possession of such property or having lawfully entered into or upon such property, unlawfully remains there with an intent to intimidate, insult or annoy any such person, or with the intent to commit an offense commits criminal trespass. A went to Delhi Law College to participate in a competition. After participating in the competition, A hid inside the campus so that he could steal a few books from the library.

Options

  • A has committed theft

  • A has committed criminal trespass

  • A has not committed criminal trespass, because he entered with permission

  • A has not committed any offence

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Solution

A has committed criminal trespass

Explanation:

A's intention to remain after the competition and to commit an offense of theft is unlawful. Therefore "A has committed criminal trespass" is correct.

Concept: Indian Penal Code (Entrance Exams)
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