Section 159 in The Indian Contract Act, 1872

Title: Restoration of goods lent gratuitously.

Description: The lender of a thing for use may at any time require its return, if the loan was gratuitous, even though he lent it for a specified time or purpose. But if, on the faith of such loan made for a specified time or purpose, the borrower has acted in such a manner that the return of the thing lent before the time agreed upon would cause him loss exceeding the benefit actually derived by him from the loan, the lender must, if he compels the return, indemnify the borrower for the amount in which the loss so occasioned exceeds the benefit so derived.

Title: Return of goods bailed, on expiration of time or accomplishment of purpose.

Description: It is the duty of the bailee to return, or deliver according to the bailors directions, the goods bailed, without demand, as soon as the time for which they were bailed has expired, or the purpose for which they were bailed has been accomplished.

Title: Bailee's responsibility when goods are not duly returned.

Description: 1If, by the default of the bailee, the goods are not returned, delivered or tendered at the proper time, he is responsible to the bailor for any loss, destruction or deterioration of the goods from that time2 1. S. 161 has been, declared to apply to the responsibility of the Trustees of the Port of Madras as to goods in their possession see the Madras Port Trust Act, 1905 (Madras Act 2 of 1905). 2. As to Railway contracts, see the Indian Railways Act, 1890 (9 of 1890), s. 72.

Title: Termination of gratuitous bailment by death.

Description: A gratuitous bailment is terminated by the death either of the bailor or of the bailee.

Title: Bailor entitled to increase or profit from goods bailed.

Description: In the absence of any contract to the contrary, the bailee is bound to deliver to the bailor, or according to his directions, any increase or profit which may have accrued from the goods bailed. Illustration A leaves a cow in the custody of B to be taken care of. The cow has a calf. B is bound to deliver the calf as well as the cow to A.