An Analysis of Robbery and Dacoity with reference to Judicial Interpretation

  • Godishala Sreenitya
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  • Godishala Sreenitya

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India

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This research paper delves into the legal concepts of robbery and dacoity within the framework of the Indian Penal Code. It provides a comprehensive exploration of the definitions, essential ingredients, and distinguishing characteristics of these criminal offenses. The paper also delves into the intricate relationships between robbery, theft, and extortion, highlighting the conditions under which theft evolves into robbery. It further investigates the occurrence of murder in the context of dacoity, discussing the legal implications and consequences. Through a meticulous analysis of various case laws and illustrative examples, the paper elucidates the key elements that differentiate robbery from dacoity. It examines landmark judgments to demonstrate how the law has evolved over time in response to different scenarios involving these offenses. The research scrutinizes the punishments prescribed for robbery and dacoity, considering variations based on specific circumstances and timeframes. The study highlights the significance of understanding the legal nuances and distinctions between these offenses to ensure just and equitable legal outcomes. By employing a doctrinal research methodology and drawing on existing laws, articles, journals, and case laws, the paper offers a comprehensive examination of the topics at hand. Ultimately, the research aims to contribute to a deeper comprehension of robbery and dacoity in legal contexts, shedding light on the intricate interpretations and applications of the law.



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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 1953 - 1965


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