Herewith is the description and the punishment in blue of the Penal Code 379 to 381r0nq428 wrote:Hi, my sis was caught for shoplifting at some shopping mall with her friend two years ago. That was their first offence. Recently their IO called them up and asked them down for further investigation. From what i know, my sis stole 2-3 merchandise.
Can i know what are the penalty she will likely to face?
378. Whoever, intending to take dishonestly any movable property out of the possession of any person without that person’s consent, moves that property in order to such taking, is said to commit prevtheftnext.
Explanation 1.—A thing so long as it is attached to the earth, not being movable property, is not the subject of prevtheftnext; but it becomes capable of being the subject of prevtheftnext as soon as it is severed from the earth.
Explanation 2.—A moving, effected by the same act which effects the severance, may be a prevtheftnext.
Explanation 3.—A person is said to cause a thing to move by removing an obstacle which prevented it from moving, or by separating it from any other thing, as well as by actually moving it.
Explanation 4.—A person, who by any means causes an animal to move, is said to move that animal, and to move everything which in consequence of the motion so caused is moved by that animal.
Explanation 5.—The consent mentioned in the definition may be express or implied, and may be given either by the person in possession, or by any person having for that purpose authority either express or implied.
379. Whoever commits theft shall be punished with imprisonment prevfornext a term which may extend to 3 years, or with fine, or with both.
[Indian PC 1860, s. 379]