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Abet

To encourage or incite another to commit a crime. This word is usually applied to aiding in the commission of a crime. To abet another to commit a murder is to command, procure, counsel, encourage, induce, or assist. To facilitate the commission of a crime, promote its accomplishment, or help in advancing or bringing it about.

In relation to charge of aiding and abetting, term includes knowledge of the perpetrator's wrongful purpose, and encouragement, promotion or counsel of another in the commission of the criminal offense.

A French word, abeter—to bait or excite an animal.

For example, the manager of a jewelry store fails to turn on the store's silent alarm on the night she knows her cousin plans to rob the store. Her conduct is that of abetting the Robbery. If, however, she merely forgot to turn on the alarm, she would not have abetted the crime.

The word abet is most commonly used as part of the comprehensive phrase aid and abet.

abet

v. to help someone commit a crime, including helping them escape from police or plan the crime. (See: aid and abet)

abet

see AID OR ABET.

TO ABET, crim. law. To encourage or set another on to commit a crime. This word is always taken in a bad sense. To abet another to commit a murder, is to command, procure, or counsel him to commit it. Old Nat. Brev 21; Col Litt. 475.

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Cognisance taken on offence regarding abetment to suicide of late Sunanda Pushkar and for committing cruelty upon her.
Any complaint made in this regard shall be registered as a criminal case and investigated by the police in the light of the recognition of law in the Constitution and in accordance with Section 309 ( attempt to suicide) and section 306 ( ( abetment)." s
They further argue any accusations of miscount by Kanda regarding Sharma could not be seen as serious enough to warrant charges of abetment of suicide.
"We have registered a case of abetment to suicide against Kanda and Aruna Chaddha, a manager with Kanda's firm," P Karunakaran, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West), said.
His daughter Maryam Nawaz was given 7 years for abetment, and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar was given 1 year for non-cooperation with anti-graft authority
Nawazs daughter, Maryam on the other hand had been handed a seven-year jail term for abetment in the purchase of the posh property in London, and one year for non-cooperation with the accountability watchdog.
The case was registered at Sachal police station under sections 302 (premeditated murder, 365 (Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 344 (wrongful confinement for ten or more days), 109 (punishment of abetment if the Act abetted committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment) and 34 (common intention of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
when Jam Saleh Muhammad with the abetment of his accomplices
It is impractical)." The summon has been issued under Section 504 ( intentional insult), 505 ( statement conducting to public mischief), 509 ( word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 116 ( abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment) and sections under Indecent Representation of Women Prohibition Act 1986.
He was booked for abetment the following day after the victim mentioned police harassment in her suicide note.
In a fit of grudge, Muzammal with the abetment of others shot at and injured Usman.
Tharoor has been charged under Sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 498A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).