AUTHORITY: 8/194 OF MANUSMIRTI.
Yastu rajjum ghat`am kuupaat dhareet bhindyaat cha yaa prapaam
Sa dand`am praapnuyaan maasham tachchat tasmin samaahareet.
A king should punish a thief who steals a rope or a pot at a well or breaks them, with a fine of a gold coin (maasha).
What a system of justice!