Theft refers to someone taking away your property without your consent.


This explainer discusses the law surrounding the different kinds of theft, the punishment for theft, and the remedies available. It primarily deals with the law on theft laid out in the Indian Penal Code, 1860.


Someone is threatening to kill me if I don’t pay them money.What do I do?

Does the Court always grant full punishment upto 7 years jail time for cases of theft by servant?

Do I have the right to defend myself against thieves?

What is the difference between theft, robbery and dacoity?

I was traveling in my car when a gang of people came and attacked my car. They stole all my jewellery and money. What should I do?

My own Chartered Accountant has been stealing from my account. What should I do?

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