Actus me invito factus non est mens actus – It means an action committed by me against my wishes cannot be regarded as my own deed.
- Actus :-action or act
- Invito factus:- done against one’s will
- Non est :-it is not
- Mens actus :-mental element of the action
Example – If A is compelled by B at gunpoint to attack C, any subsequent assault by A upon C would be considered involuntary, lacking freedom of choice, and attributed to external force, thus disassociating it from A’s own willful action.
SOURCE : SUPREME COURT OF INDIA