Motive and Intention

March 24, 2023

Intention plays a very important role under Indian Penal Code, it is also one of the mens rea which is required to establish the offence and hence guilt of the accused. However, motive is not a part in Indian Penal Code. An act or omission which is an offence can be committed even without motive, but in Indian Evidence Act motive plays a vital role to establish the guilt of the accused.  An intention is an act of the will that directs an act or a purposeful omission, but a motivation is something that causes a person to have an opinion or intention to conduct an illegal act or even a legal act but using criminal methods in order to attain that aim. It reveals the character of the act that the man thinks he is performing. Motive differs from intention in that the intention refers to immediate consequences, whereas motive refers to ultimate purpose with which an act is done.

A man shoots at a tiger with the intent of killing it even if his aim is off and he instead kills another man. He has no desire to murder the man. The motive to kill the tiger might have been to get rid of the danger from it to men or to get its hide. If you want to be a judicial officer and are looking for judiciary coaching in Jaipur, here, at Jyoti Judiciary we provide comprehensive study material to make your preparation solidified and topnotch. From preliminary mock tests, to mains answer writing sessions every material required for clearing the exam is provided. We have separate legal current affairs classes, legal general knowledge, current affairs classes all in one time enrolment. Hurry up.

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