GGSIPU THIRD SEMESTER [LLB] NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2017 Law of Crimes -I Semester Exam Papers IP University



Paper Code: LLB 201 Subject: Law of Crimes – I

Time : 3 Hours | Maximum Marks : 75

Note: Attempt any five questions including Q. No. 1 of Part A which is compulsory. Select one question from each unit in Part B.


Q. 1. Discuss / Decide the following with the help of relevant provisions. (5×5=25)

a) Common Intention

b) Defence of Mistake

c) ‘W a citizen of India commits an offence in Canada. Decide the applicability of Indian Penal Code, 1860.

d) ‘R’ a lunatic committed murder of ‘S’ during lucid intervals as already there was rivalry between them. Decide the liability of ‘R’.

e) ‘M’ a surgeon in good faith communicates to patient his opinion “that he cannot survive. The surgeon knows it to be likely that the communication might cause patients death. The patient dies in i.e, consequence of the shock. Is ‘M’ guilty of any offence?



Q. 2. Define Crime. Crime, criminality and social structure are interlinked phenomenon. Elaborate. (12.5)

Q. 3. Explain the maxim ‘actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea”. Is mens rea an integral element of crime? Elucidate. Also give exceptions. (12.5)


Q. 4. What do you mean by right of private defence. When does the right of private defence of body extend to causing of death? Discuss. (12.5)

Q. 5. Write short notes on: (2×6.25=12.5)

a) Doli Incapax   

b) Defences of Intoxication


Q. 6. Discuss the law relating to criminal conspiracy as given under Indian Penal Code, 1860 with the help of decided cases. Also differentiate between conspiracy and abetment. (12.5)

Q. 7. Who is an abettor? Discuss the liability when one act is abetted and different act is committed. (12.5)


Q. 8. What do you mean by offence against the State? Discuss the provisions critically as proved in Indian Law. (12.5)

Q. 9. Discuss the Reformative theory of punishment. Examine its role in a relation to abolishing the Capital Punishment in India. (12.5)

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