What is the Liability of person to whom money is paid or thing delivered by mistake or under coercion? Section 72 of Indian Contract Act 1872
72. A person to whom money has been paid, or anything delivered, by mistake or under coercion, must repay or return it.
(a) A and B jointly owe 100 rupees to C. A alone pays the amount to C, and B, not knowing this fact, pays 100 rupees over again to C. C is bound to repay the amount to B.
(b) A railway company refuses to deliver up certain goods to the consignee, except upon the payment of an illegal charge for carriage. The consignee pays the sum charged in order to obtain the goods. He is entitled to recover so much of the charge as was illegally excessive.
Contracts which need not be performed
CHAPTER V CERTAIN RELATIONS RESEMBLING THOSE CREATED BY CONTRACT
CHAPTER VI THE CONSEQUENCES OF BREACH OF CONTRACT
CHAPTER VII SALE OF GOODS
Section 76-123 Sale of Goods omitted
CHAPTER VIII INDEMNITY AND GUARANTEE