Provision

The right of private defence of property commences when a reasonable apprehension of danger to the property commences.
The right of private defence of property against theft continues till the offender has effected his retreat with the property or either the assistance of the public authorities is obtained, or the property has been recovered.
The right of private defence of property against robbery continues as long as the offender causes or attempts to cause to anyperson death or hurt or wrongful restraint or as long as the fear of instant death or of instant hurt or of instant personal restraint continues.
The right of private defence of property against criminal trespass or mischief continues as long as the offender continues in the commission of criminal trespass or mischief.
The right of private defence of property against house-breaking by night continues as long as the house-trespass which has been begun by such house-breaking continues.


Simply Put

This section means the right of private defence starts when there is a reasonable apprehension of property arises, the right of private defence of property agaisnst theft continues till the offender has retreated/ returned, or fall back from the property or either the person has obtained the assistance of public authorities or if the property is recovered, the right of private defence against robbery continues till the offender cause or attempts to cause harm to a person's life or wrongful restraint simply means uptil the point till there is fear of getting hurt or killed, the right of private defence against criminal trespass or mischief (setting fire with the help of a subsatance) continues till the point there is criminal trespass or mischief is happening, the right of private defence against property in case of house-breaking by night exists uptill the point till the person who has broke into the house or sttempted to break into the house has left the property simply means until the point til;l the act continues.



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