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Offences Against Property

According to Indian Penal Code, the Offences Against Property can be categorised in several types as well as conditions. Some of the major categories of Offences Against Property are mentioned below-

  • Theft: According to act 378, if a person is intended to take any movable property without any consent of other people, then this act can be considered as a Theft and the person should be punished.
  • Punishment for theft: According to act 379, if a person commits theft, shall be punished with imprisonment or with fine or with both.

There are some classification of Offences Against Property that include-

  • Theft in dwelling house: According to act 380, a theft in dwelling houses like buildings, vessels or tents is also considered as a punishable act. In this case, the criminal shall be punished with imprisonment that may extend to seven years or shall also be liable to fine.
  • Theft by servant or clerk of property in possession of the master: According to act 381, if a servant or clerk commits theft of any property that belongs to his master or employer, shall be punished. In this case, a person shall be punished with imprisonment that can extend to around seven years and shall also be punished with fine.
  • Death or injury in order to commit theft: According to act 382, a theft that commits death of a person, is also considered as a criminal offence and it is also punishable by law.
  • Extortion: According to the act 383, if a person intentionally puts any person in any kind of fear or make injury to that person, then the person shall be punished by the law. In order to take any property without the consent of the owner of the property is also included in this act of Extortion.
  • Punishment for Extortion: If a person commits extortion, the person shall be punished with imprisonment that may extend to almost three year. The person shall also be punished with fine or with both imprisonment and fine.

These are some of the Offences Against Property described by the Indian Penal code.