Q 429. Is ‘mensrea’ or culpable mental state necessary for prosecution under MGL?

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Ans.   Yes.  However, Section 75 presumes the existence of a state of mind (i.e. “culpable mental state” or mensrea) required to commit an offence if it cannot be committed without such a state of mind. [ As per FAQ on GST published by NACEN ] 323…

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