Case Law - Criminal Law

Soldier killing his associate under delusion of terrorist attack, whether eligible for partial relief of imprisonment.. [Exgunner Virender Prasad Vs. Union of India & Anr.]

Section 69 of the Army Act, read with section 302 of the Indian Penal Code – Murder – Appellant was enrolled in signals corps and was posted in Kashmir- He was working as RADAR operator and was on good terms with deceased- Appellant contended that he shot the deceased in a delusion of military attack wherein he was firing in retaliation- According to appellant he was not in his senses at that time- After causing death of victim, Appellant surrendered before higher authorities ….

April 4, 2020

Denial of bail even after closure report submitted by Police,whether justified… [Jeetendra V. State of Madhya Pradesh & Anr.]

Section 437 of Criminal Procedure Code,1973 read with section 420 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860- Bail- Appellant’s wife lodged a case against him under sections 498A, 323 and 506 of IPC wherein appellant was arrested- Later he was released on bail upon furnishing bail bond along with documents of residential property of his mother- Matrimonial dispute was amiably settled and appellant was acquitted – Subsequently appellant’s cousin lodged a complain alleging that documents of residential property furnished as personal bond for appellant’s bail were forged

April 2, 2020

Firing in marriage ceremony causing death of relatives, whether a case of murder [Bhagwan Singh Vs. State of Uttarakhand]

Section 299 read with section 302 of the Indian Penal Code 1860- Culpable homicide not amounting to murder- Marriage of appellant’s son took place on a particular date- When marriage procession reached appellant’s courtyard, he suddenly fired celebratory gun shots…

March 29, 2020

Rejection of mercy petition of Nirbhaya’s murder by President, whether justified [Mukesh Kumar Vs. Union of India and Ors.]

Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code 1860, Road with Article 72 of the constitution of India – Murder – Appellant was one of the convict in Nirbhaya’s case for committing offence of rape and murder – He was awarded death sentence- Appellant filed a mercy petition before President of India which was rejected…

March 29, 2020

Unlawful assembly for commission of affence of murder, requirements of… [State of Uttar Pradesh V. Ravindra @ Babloo and Others]

Respondents/accused who were five or more in numbers and armed with weapons such as spade,iron rod and country made pistols,etc attacked two victims and caused death. High Court, however, held that….

December 26, 2019

Applicability of section 302 in case of alleged murder of female child [Manju V. State of Delhi]

Where Appellant gave birth to a girl child in hospital- She was charged with offence of committing murder of new born girl by strangulation….

December 26, 2019

Delay in filing FIR, whether fatal to offence of rape [Chaitu Lal V. State of Uttarakhand]

Where Appellant was convicted by session Court under section 511 read with section 376 on ground of molesting her aunt i.e. compliment herein – High Court confirmed conviction order – Appellant filed instant appeal raising two pleas….

December 26, 2019

Relevance of nation in case of murder…[Virender V. State of Haryana]

Appellant along with two other accused were charged with offence of causing Murder of deceased. It was apparent from records that appellant was armed with a lathi where as other two accused were armed with axe and sickle i.e sharp cutting weapons…

December 25, 2019

Scope of judicial review under article 137 of Constitution [Akshay Kumar Singh V. State (NCT of Delhi)]

Petitioner filed review petition against order passed by court confirming his conviction under sections 376 and 302 and awarding him death penalty…..

December 25, 2019

Hostile witness,credibility of….[Sudru V. State of Chattisgarh]

Part of witness of a hostile witness which is found credible can be taken into consideration and it is not necessary to discard the entire evidence.

November 13, 2019

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