Criminal Law Judgements

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SC: Prosecution to prove that a ‘dowry death’ has occurred

 21 January 2015

The bench comprising of Justices Vikramajit Sen and Kurian Joseph set aside the judgment passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court and laid down certain rules of interpretation in dowry deaths.

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Sexual intercourse, which is forceful and not forcible, not rape.

 04 November 2014

The bench comprising of Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Ms. Mukta Gupta held that sexual intercourse, which is forceful and not forcible is not rape. The bench, thereby, acquitted the accused. "As regards the offence punishable under Section 376 IP

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SC: Review petition of a death convict to be heard in an open court

 11 September 2014

The Supreme Court Constitution bench comprising of Justices R.M. Lodha, Jagdish Singh Khehar, A.K. Sikri, Rohinton Fali Nariman and Chelameswar, in a majority verdict, has ruled that the review petition of a death convict to be heard in an open cou

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SC: Commissions are not 'Courts'

 30 July 2014

The Supreme Court Constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, R.M. Lodha dismissed the contempt petitions against the then Editor of India Today, Mr. Arun Shourie. The case involved an editorial published in The Indian Express in 1990

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SC: Consecutive sentences of conviction

 03 July 2014

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya and Dipak Misra citing 31(2) of the Cr.P.C. has held that if a person is convicted of several offences, including one that of life imprisonment, the no consecutive sentence ca

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SC: Guidelines for recording statement of a rape victim

 01 May 2014

The bench comprising of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice V. Gopala Gowda emphasized that the recording of evidence of the rape victim and other witnesses multiple times is the primary reason for delay of the trial. The bench issued the following

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SC: Guidelines on appeals against acquittal

 11 April 2014

The bench comprising of Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh issued the following guidelines to the appellate courts in dealing with appeals against acquittal: (i) There is presumption of innocence in favour of an accused person and su

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SC interim order on IPL spot-fixing.

 31 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice F.M.I Kalifulla passed an interim order appointing Mr. Sunil Gavaskar as an interim President of the BCCI and stated that no player or team is prohibited from participating in IPL 2014.

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SC: State is duty bound to protect the Fundamental Rights of its citizens

 28 March 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and Justice N.V. Ramana directed the West Bengal government to pay Rs. 5 lakh compensation in addition to already sanctioned Rs. 50,000 to the gang rape victi

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SC: Time limit for police to register FIRs extended.

 18 March 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, Justice P. Sathasivam; Justice Dr. B.S.Chauhan, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S.A. Bobde modified the landmark guidelines stated in Lalita Kumari Vs. Govt. of U.P. & Or

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