Role of motive in determining an offence

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Date: Friday, 14 November 2003
Time: 08:58:07 PM +0530


Well I think a motive does matter when you are committing an offence . only if you had earlier planned to do something which would be offensive towards the law and especially have full knowledge of the consequences of that activity would make it punishable, as there was absolutely no fear of law or for that matter own conscience. but if an innocent commits a crime without necessary motive, even that should be considered as he must have committed in rage or for that matter out of any emotions. but none the less that was an offence and should be punished although with a lenient perspective.

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