Section 157 Indian Contract Act 1872
Section 157 of the Indian Contract Act 1872 is about Effect of mixture, without bailor’s consent, when the goods cannot be separated. It is under CHAPTER IX of the Act. CHAPTER IX is titled OF BAILMENT.
Effect of mixture, without bailor’s consent, when the goods cannot be separated
If the bailee, without the consent of the bailor, mixes the goods of the bailor with his own goods, in such a manner that it is impossible to separate the goods bailed from the other goods, and deliver them back, the bailor is entitled to be compensated by the bailee for the loss of the goods.
A bails a barrel of Cape flour worth Rs. 45 to B. B, without A’s consent, mixes the flour with country flour of his own, worth only Rs. 25 a barrel. B must compensate A for the loss of his flour.
Section 156 Indian Contract Act 1872 (Effect of mixture, without bailor‟s consent, when the good can be separated)