Extortion in the Indian Penal Code

Extortion is defined in section 383, chapter XVII of the Indian Penal Code. It is an offence against property. To understand what amounts to extortion, certain essential elements are required to be fulfilled.

Any person who commits an offence of extortion shall be punished for imprisonment up to three years or fine or both. It is a cognizable and non-bailable offence.KEEP READING

Enforcement of Foreign Judgment in India

A foreign judgment is a judgment that is adjudicated by a court not situated in the territory of India.

The judgment of a foreign court is equally enforceable like that of a judgment delivered by Indian courts. The foreign judgment binds the party in the same manner Indian court judgment does.KEEP READING

Role, Significance, and Functions of Governor

The governor is the head of the state. He is elected by the President of India and holds office at the pleasure of the President.

Governor acts as a bridge between union and state. He has to communicate the state’s aspiration to the union as an elder brother and brings issues of national significance at the state level like a postman.

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Confession in Police Custody

The main issue of concern is whether a confession given to police officer is admissible or not, and what is the relevancy of confession given to police.

Section 25 of the Indian Evidence Act says that a confession made to a police officer is not admissible in the eyes of the law and cannot be proved against the person who made that confession.KEEP READING

Important Cases in India in Recent Times

Hadia Marriage Case.
Shafin Jahan vs. Ashokan.

Article 19 and Article 21 of the Indian Constitution were challenged. It was held that a person is free to profess any faith or change his faith. It was also said that the Right to choose a life partner is a Constitutional Right.KEEP READING

Common Intention Explained - Section 34 IPC

Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code lays down the principle of joint criminal liability.

Common intention is a pre-arranged plan or prior meeting of minds before the commitment of the act. ‘Common’ means something which everyone has in the same proportion. Their object, motive, or target is common.KEEP READING