No

                            Theft

                       Extortion


1

Definition:

Section 378 of Indian Penal Code defines theft – “Whoever, intending to take dishonestly any movable property out of the possession of any person without that person's consent, moves that property in order to such taking, is said to commit theft.”




Definition:

Section 383 of Indian Penal Code defines theft – “Whoever intentionally puts any person in fear of any injury to that person, or to any other, and thereby dishonestly induces the person so put in fear to deliver to any person any property, or valuable security or anything signed or sealed which may be converted into a valuable security, commits "extortion".

2

Example:

A being Z's servant, and entrusted by Z with the care of Z's plate, dishonestly runs away with the plate, without Z's consent. A has committed theft.


Example :

A threatens to publish a defamatory libel concerning Z unless Z gives him money. He thus induces Z to give him money. A has committed extortion.


3


In theft, property taken out without consent of the owner

In extortion, the consent of the owner is obtained but wrongfully


4

Theft may be only in respect of movable Property.


In Extortion, the property may be either movable or immovable.

5

There is no element of force

Property is obtained by putting a person in fear of injury and thereby inducing him to part with his property.


6

There is no delivery of property by the owner.
   

There is delivery of the Property.  



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