In a well-reasoned, well-analysed and well worded judgment titled Maheshwar Tigga vs State of Jharkhand in Criminal Appeal No. 635 of 2020 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No. 393 of 2020) delivered just recently on September 28, 2020, a three Judge Benc..
The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal & upheld the decision of the HC and held that “the heinous offence of gang-rape of an innocent and helpless young woman by those in whom she had reposed trust, followed by a cold-blooded murder and calculated at..
The Court held that Mistake of fact does not stand as a defense to a crime where the statute making the act a crime contains no requirement of knowledge of that fact to begin with. In this case the forbidden act is wrong in itself and the legislature..
The jury reached a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity. Also, itheld that “every man is presumed sane and to possess a sufficient degree of reason to be responsible for his crimes. Therefore, in order to establish an insanity defense, it must..
The court acquitted the parents of Aarushi Talwar, calling the evidence against them unsatisfactory and severely criticizing the police, CBI and the media for not having investigated the murder properly...
The Hon’ble Supreme Court held that rape transgressed the fundamental right to live with dignity under Article 21 of the Constitution. The court mandated the National Commission of Women to prepare a scheme for the rehabilitation of the rape victims ..
In a well-balanced, well-analysed, well-worded and well-reasoned judgment delivered by a woman Judge named Justice Bharati Dangre of the Bombay High Court in a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Vaibhav Bhanudas Ubale Vs The State of Mah..
The court observed that normally the complainant has the right to choose any court having jurisdiction and the accused cannot dictate where the case against him should be tried...
The Trial Court on the examination of the evidence and materials on record held that the circumstantial evidence surrounding the commission of the offence clearly connected the accused persons with the offence and it further ordered conviction under ..
Upon hearing the parties to the case, the Court held that the accused was guilty of the offence under Section 302 IPC. However, the capital punishment awarded by the Sessions Court was set aside and life imprisonment was awarded. The Court further ..
The Court finally held that, when a female foetus is destroyed through artificial means which is legally impermissible, the dignity of life of a woman to be born is extinguished. It corrodes the human values. The Legislature has brought a complete co..
Honour killing is a social evil that undermines the development of a society. Judicial pronouncements as in the present case and penal laws acts as a tool to evict such evils from the society. ..
The Court held that evidence can be recorded by way of video conferencing relying on Section 273 with a different view, stating that where a witness is willing to give evidence an official of the Court can be deported to record evidence on commission..
The Civil Court has the power and jurisdiction to decide the question upon taking appropriate evidence as would be required for passing a declaration in terms of Section 25 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 to disqualify the husband defendant to inhe..
Two Nithari residents claimed in December 2006 that they knew where the remains of children who had gone missing in the previous two years were located: the municipal water tank behind the building. Both had missing daughters and they suspected Surin..
In the case of Indrani, though she filed for bail petitions and there was numerous allegations she made, there was nothing concrete in them as per the Court and was therefore, convicted with Sanjeev Khanna, who confessed to his crime and the driver w..
The Supreme Court held that on default, the accused will have to undergo simple imprisonment for one year.Accused has to pay an amount of Rs.50 lakh to the Union of India within six months. In the case the accused was acquitted by the Supreme Court a..
On 12 October 2017, the court acquitted them after 4 long years, calling the evidence against them unsatisfactory also stating that guilt of an accused should be proved beyond reasonable doubt by the prosecution. The court also severely criticised th..
The court held Ameerul guilty of rape and murder under Section 302,376 and 376A of the Indian Penal Code. The neighbor’s testimony, mobile location of Ameerul at the time of murderd, DNA reports and blood samples played an essential role in the inves..