Temporary removal of document for replication of content can be the subject of Theft, Supreme Court

Aditya AK May 15 2019

The Supreme Court recently held that information replicated from a document even temporarily removed from its lawful custody, will fall within the purview of “movable property” and thus can be the subject matter of theft under Section 378 of the Indian Penal Code.

While deciding the point of law, a Bench of Justices R Banumathi and Subhash Reddy held,

“Information contained in a document, if replicated, can be the subject of . . .

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