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..
Short issue before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was whether the consent as alleged by the complainant in the above-mentioned facts was an result of misconception of fact i.e the consent was obtained by false promise of marriage or whether the consent wa..
The court held Sanji Ram, Parvesh Kumar and Deepak Khajuria guilty for rape and abduction of an 8 year old girl under Section 120B, 376 and 302 of the Indian Penal Code and sentenced a lifetime imprisonment for all the 3 accused. Deepak Khajuria was..
Issue raised before Hon’ble Supreme Court in Vinubhai Haribhai Malaviya Vs The State of Gujarat 2019. SCC OnLine SC 1346, was whether post-cognizance a Magistrate would have no power to order further investigation into an offence? In short, question ..
The victim (A minor then) was enticed by the appellant, from near the house where she had gone in order to answer nature’s call, luring her into the idea of marriage. FIR was registered and proceedings in the District and High Court closed in the con..
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. ..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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. ..
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..
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..
The three judge bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, P.Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh quashed the 'breach of privilege' notices issued by Madhya Pradesh Assembly Secretariat to the Lokayukta for breach of privil..