Author: Pranjali Pandya EQUIVALENT CITATION AIR 1963 SC 1094 BENCH JUSTICE K. SUBBARAO RELEVANT PROVISION INVOLVED SECTION 378 AND SECTION 379 OF THE INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860. INTRODUCTION Theft refers to taking away property of any individual without their consent; the same is a penal offence under Section 378 of the Code and punishment lies