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Askari Mirza v. Bibi Jai Kishori

A criminal prosecution was instituted against a person and fearing the result of prosecution, he entered into an agreement in consideration of the other party abandoning the prosecution. It was held that the threat of criminal prosecution is not per se an act forbidden by the Indian Penal Code. Hence, consent is valid. Basic information: Coercion: Coercion is the act or process of persuading someone forcefully to do something that they do not want to do. Section 15 in the Indian Contract Act 1872 defines coercion as committing or threatening to commit or carry out any act forbidden by the Read More
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