Section 171 Indian Contract Act 1872
Section 171 of the Indian Contract Act 1872 is about General lien of bankers, factors, wharfingers, attorneys and policy-brokers. It is under CHAPTER IX of the Act. CHAPTER IX is titled OF BAILMENT.
General lien of bankers, factors, wharfingers, attorneys and policy-brokers
Bankers, factors, wharfingers, attorneys of a High Court and policy-brokers may, in the absence of a contract to the contrary, retain as a security for a general balance of account, any goods bailed to them; but no other persons have a right to retain, as a security for such balance, goods bailed to them, unless there is an express contract to that effect.
Section 170 Indian Contract Act 1872 (Bailee’s particular lien)