TOPIC- Offences of Robbery and Dacoity
In all types of robbery there is either theft or extortion, when theft or extortion becomes robbery is explained in section 390 of the code giving.
The offence of dacoity is defined in section 391 of the code as when five or more persons conjointly commit or attempt to commit robbery, or where the whole number of persons conjointly committing or attempting to commit a robbery, and persons present and aiding such commission or attempt, amounts to five or move every person and aiding such commission in or aiding is said to commit dacoity’ thus it is clear that it robbery is committed by five or more persons or even it is attempted or aided by that number of persons it will become dacoity.
The punishment for the offence of robbery vide section 392 may extend to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment, but if it is committed on a high way between sunrise and for the offence of dacoity is given in section 395 which says that the offender may be punished with transportation for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years and also be liable to fine.
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