Case Brief on Mariam Fasihuddin & Anr. versus State by Adugodi Police Station & Anr.

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For cheating, delivery of property is essential: SC 

The Hon'ble Supreme Court on Monday (January 22) held that while prosecuting a person for the offence of cheating punishable under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code, it is to be seen whether the deceitful act of cheating was coupled with an inducement leading to the parting of any property by the complainant.It is thus paramount that in order to attract the provisions of Section 420 IPC, the prosecution has to not only prove that the accused has cheated someone but also that by doing so, he has dishonestly induced the person who is cheated to deliver property. There are, thus, three components of this offence, i.e., (i) the deception of any person, (ii) fraudulently or dishonestly inducing that person to deliver any property to any person, and (iii) mens rea or dishonest intention of the accused at the time of making the inducement.

Case Title:- Mariam Fasihuddin & Anr. versus State by Adugodi Police Station & Anr.(2024 SC)