Essential Elements Of Extortion

Extortion commonly refers to when one person threatens someone for delivery of property, or an act when whoever puts any person in fear of injury to that person or any other.According to section 383 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860: whoever intentionally puts any person in fear of any injury to that person, or any other, and thereby dishonestly induces the person so put in fear to deliver to any person any property or valuable security, commits "extortion."Section 44 of IPC defines 'Injury' as illegal harm to a person's body, mind, reputation, or ...

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Speed Thrills but Kills- Preventing Road Accidents in India

India has a well-connected and synchronised transportation infrastructure that serves a vital role in the growth of commercial development by supporting the equitable distribution of generated products and services and the mobility of people. The transport sector's contribution to India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is gradually increasing. It is one of the primary metrics used to analyse the country's socio-economic progress because traffic crashes are a criterion of obstacles and other impediments to the smooth flow of traffic. The NCRB collects deta...

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Role Of Cyber Crime Cell in India

In the cyber age of the twenty-first century, everything has shifted to virtual platforms. Information technology has drastically changed the lives of people. Excess computing has even resulted in people involving in various cyber crimes. The blend of "Cyber" and "Crime" refers to the crimes committed through the computers and internet. Where indulgence in cyberspace has provided people with wonderful opportunities, overindulgence has resulted in the misuse of such a technology. To protect individuals from the various crimes committed through the inter...

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Cybercrime: Women & Children as Prone Targets

With changing scenarios and the adoption of digital mediums & AI (artificial intelligence) for manual work, the cyber world has increased its ambit. With this increase, cybercrimes have also established their feet in the human world. Especially women and children are the prone targets of cybercrime. The cyber law in India protects the citizen from getting victimised of cybercrimes. Cheating, fraud, defamation, misrepresentation, publishing vulgarity, spreading fake news, sextortion, cyberbullying, cybersex trafficking, phishing, etc., are some types of...

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National Cyber Crime Portal | Cyber Crimes in India

Cybercrime is also known as Computer crime. It gets defined as a systematic criminal activity that occurs digitally. Cybercrime especially gets committed through the use of the internet. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal, a cybercrime gets defined as ' an unlawful act where a computer or communication device or network is used to commit the crime.' With the increase in the use of the internet, there can be seen hype in cybercrime cases. Thus, there was a need to protect the data and citizens from being ...

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Juvenile Justice Act 2015- Regulating juvenile detention

Punishments for crimes committed by anyone should be proper and accurate so that it not get repeated. While the criminal justice system punishes offenders above 18 years for their crimes, the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 works for offenders between 16 and 18. The act's sole purpose is not to impose punishments but to rehabilitate minor convicts for the grave crimes they execute. It especially gets done with the idea that criminals aged between 16 to 18 are victims of unawareness, naivety and lack of judgement; hence, to guide them in a proper direction bef...

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What is in Prevention of Corruption Act, 2018

Corruption in India has prevailed for ages. It erodes trust, weakens democracy, affects economic development, and increases inequality, poverty, social division, and an environmental crisis. Corruption gets started with opportunistic leaders who feel that it is an opportunity to earn if anyone comes to them for any work. The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was enacted to prevent corruption in the offices of a public servant. Since then, no more changes were made in the act, which led to its limited success. With the limited success of this act, a n...

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The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act in India

Domestic violence is a substantial public health issue that affects millions of people and usually leads to physical, emotional, and even fatal harm. The media's coverage of celebrities who have been victims of domestic abuse shows that even the most successful people can be victims of this problem. The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act safeguards and preserves the rights of victims of domestic violence. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence refers to various acts of violence that take place in the house, among family members, or be...

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Types of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a sad reality of almost every country, and when it comes to India, it becomes worse. Studies have proven that nearly every other woman faces one or the other types of domestic violence once in her lifetime. Domestic Violence, in general, means violent, abusive behaviour by one or more household members against another. Section 3 of The Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005 provides the legal definition of domestic violence. It can be any form, and by any means, for instance, in the form of physical abuse, sexual ...

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Criminal Intimidation: A Law Under The Indian Penal Code, 1860

Intimidation refers to putting a person in a position of fear to make them do something or not do something. Thus, an act of intentionally threatening a person or someone or something he has a vested interest in involve intimidation. The purpose is to make them do something against the law for the intimidator's profit or benefit. Intimidator might use words or actions to threaten and injure the victim's body, property, reputation or family member. Criminal Intimidation Section 503 of IPC 1860 defines the offence of criminal intimidation. To commit the...

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