Section 224 Indian Contract Act 1872
Section 224 of the Indian Contract Act 1872 is about Non-liability of employer of agent to do a criminal act. It is under “Principal’s duty to agent” of CHAPTER X of the Act. CHAPTER X is titled AGENCY.
Non-liability of employer of agent to do a criminal act
Where one person employs another to do an act which is criminal, the employer is not liable to the agent, either upon an express or an implied promise, to indemnify him against the consequences of that Act1 .
(a) A employs B to beat C, and agrees to indemnify him against all consequences of the act. B thereupon beats C, and has to pay damages to C for so doing. A is not liable to indemnify B for those damages.
(b) B, the proprietor of a newspaper, publishes, at As request, a libel upon C in the paper, and A agrees to indemnify B against the consequences of the publication, and all costs and damages of any action in respect thereof. B is sued by C and has to pay damages, and also incurs expenses. A is not liable to B upon the indemnity.
Section 233 Indian Contract Act 1872 (Agent to be indemnified against consequences of acts done in good faith)