Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Notes on Criminal Conspiracy

S 120 A Criminal Conspiracy
When two or more persons agree to do or cause to be done-
a) an illegal act,or
b) a legal act by illegal means-
such an agreement is called a criminal conspiracy.

Mere agreement to commit an offence amounts to criminal conspiracy and is therefore an offence.Gist of offence of conspiracy is the bare agreement to break the law.

S 120B Punishment for criminal conspiracy:-
If offence conspired is punishable with death,imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for two years or more,offender becomes liable as an abettor. In any other case,he is liable to be punished up to six months or with fine or both.

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