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ritu bhadana (advocate)     23 September 2009

Public Hanging

 Can any of the ld. members plz provide me with the citation of the case where SC held that 'Public hanging' of an accused is violative of art. 21 of the constitution and is not just,fair and a reasonable procedure.


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R.R. KRISHNAA (Legal Manager)     23 September 2009

The issue of public hanging came to the Supreme Court through a writ petition Attorney General v. Lachma Devi {1989 SCC [CRI] 413} in this petition the order of Rajasthan High Court regarding the execution of the petitioner by public hanging under the relevant rules of Jail manual. The S.C. held that public hanging even if permitted under the rules would violate Article 21 of the Constitution.

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