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Common intention under Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code is a species of constructive liability that renders every member of a group who shares such intention responsible for the criminal act committed by anyone of them when such an act is done in furtherance of the common intention. Common intention, however, cannot be confused with a similar intention, the High Court observed.
The Calcutta High Court recently made pertinent observations concerning Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This provision fixes equal liability for a crime on all persons who had common...