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Section 71, Contract Act 1872: Responsibility Of Finder Of Goods

Section 71 under the Chapter V (Of certain relations resembling those created by contract) of the Contract Act, 1872 of India - 'Responsibility of finder of goods', is reproduced hereunder:—

“A person who finds goods belonging to another, and takes them into his custody, is subject to the same responsibility as a bailee.”

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Also refer relevant section 151 (Care to be taken by bailee) and section 152 (Bailee when not liable for loss,etc., of thing bailed) of the Contract Act.

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