Section 162 in The Indian Contract Act, 1872
Title: Termination of gratuitous bailment by death.
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.
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.
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.
Title: Bailor's responsibility to bailee.
The bailor is responsible to the bailee for any loss which the bailee may sustain by reason that the bailor was not entitled to make the bailment, or to receive back the goods, or to give directions respecting them.
Title: Bailment by several joint owners.
If several joint owners of goods bail them, the bailee may deliver them back to, or according to the directions of, one joint owner without the consent of all in the absence of any agreement to the contrary.
Title: Bailee not responsible on re-delivery to bailor without title.
If the bailor has no title to the goods, and the bailee, in good faith, delivers them back to, or according to the directions of, the bailor, the bailee is not responsible to the owner in respect of such delivery1.
1. See the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872), s. 117.