Indian Bare Acts

THE INDIAN CONTRACT ACT,1872

Title : THE INDIAN CONTRACT ACT,1872

Year : 1872



A person who finds goods belonging to another, and takes them into his custody, is subject to the same responsibility as a bailee.1*

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1 . See section 151 and 152, infra.
 
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A person to whom money has been paid, or anything delivered, by mistake or under coercion, must repay or return it.

Illustrations

(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.

Last updated on July, 2016

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