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Suparna Das   14 June 2022

doubt clearance

`A' gave some gold to a goldsmith named B. The goldsmith put the gold in his safe and posted a watchman outside the room. In a raid by dacoits on the house of goldsmith, along with other property, A's gold was also taken away by decoits. Is B liable to pay `A' the value of gold ?


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Sravika Reddy Kohir   14 June 2022

Hello Suparna Das, I acknowledge your question. The facts stated give rise to the act of bailment. According to section 152 of Indian Act, there has to be a proper degree of care to be taken and when he takes such a care, he shall not be responsible for any loss or destruction of the goods bailed. Here the goldsmith has taken reasonable and due care by keeping the bailed good in safe and also a watchman for security. Therefore, he shall not be liable for loss of goods.

I hope your question is answered.

Have a good day.

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