What is theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master? What is theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft? What is the punishment for theft by clerk or servant? Section 381 and 382 of Indian Penal Code 1860.

Theft by clerk or servant of property in possession and theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft under Indian Penal Code is defined under Section 381 and 382 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under these sections are:

 
 

Section 381 of Indian Penal Code. "Theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master"

Whoever, being a clerk or servant, or being employed in the capacity of a clerk or servant, commits theft in respect of any property in the possession of his master or employer, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Section 382 of Indian Penal Code. "Theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft"
Whoever commits theft, having made preparation for causing death, or hurt, or restraint, or fear of death, or of hurt, or of restraint, to any person, in order to the committing of such theft, or in order to the effecting of his escape after the committing. of such theft, or in order to the retaining of property taken by such theft, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Illustrations

(a) A commits theft on property in Z's possession; and, while committing this theft, he has a loaded pistol under his garment, having provided this pistol for the purpose of hurting Z in case Z should resist. A has committed the offence defined in this section.

(b) A picks Z's pocket, having posted several of his companions near him, in order that they may restrain Z, if Z should perceive what is passing and should resist, or should attempt to apprehend A. A has committed the offence defined in this section.

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