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    Supreme Court: In appeal against the judgment passed by the Karnataka High Court three-judge bench of Uday Umesh Lalit*, C.J.,

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The Supreme Court was disappointed with the standard of investigation and the defence put up in a gruesome case relating to murder of wife and 4 children by the accused. The Court observed that while the accused was provided with a legal aid, the cross-examination of each and every witness was below average.

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“We could only wonder what more of criminal activity would qualify as blemish, if not the involvement and conviction in a case of murder of a fellow jail inmate!”

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“Implicit in this shift is the understanding that the criminal is not a product of only their own decisions, but also a product of the state and society’s failing, which is what entitles the accused to a chance of reformation.” 

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Supreme Court: In a landmark ruling, the Division Bench of Dinesh Maheshwari* and Aniruddha Bose, JJ., reversed Delhi High Court’s judgment holding

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Supreme Court: The 3-Bench comprising of Uday Umesh Lalit, S. Ravindra Bhat and P.S. Narasimha, JJ., issued notice to Madhya Pradesh government

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Supreme Court: In a case where a man had brutally raped and murdered a 7-year-old girl, the 3-judge bench of AM Khanwilkar,

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“Merit is not solely of one‘s own making. The rhetoric surrounding merit obscures the way in which family, schooling, fortune and a

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Supreme Court: In a case where the order of conviction and sentence was passed on the same day, the 3-judge bench of

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“We are at pains to observe the manner in which the present case has been dealt with by the trial court as well as by the High Court, particularly, when the trial court awarded death penalty to the accused and the High Court confirmed it.”

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“It is no part of any judge’s duty to strain the plain words of a statute, beyond recognition and to the point

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Bombay High Court: A Division Bench of Sadhana S. Jadhav and Prithviraj K. Chavan, JJ. confirmed the death sentence awarded by the

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Supreme Court: In a case where a death row convict subjected a 5-year-old girl to rape, killed her by strangulation, and then

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Allahabad High Court: The Division Bench of Ramesh Sinha and Rajeev Singh, JJ., upheld the capital punishment of a man who murdered

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by Abhishek Goyal†

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Supreme Court: The 3-judge bench of R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna, JJ rejected the plea filed by Akshay Kumar Singh,

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Supreme Court: The Court has dismissed the curative petition of Pawan Gupta, one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and

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The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has received a complaint from Smt. Ram Bai, a resident of Ravidas Camp, R.K. Puram,

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As reported by media, Three of the convicts in Nirbhaya Gang Rape and Murder case have approached the International Court of Justice

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Supreme Court:  A 3-judge bench of Arun Mishra, Vineet Saran, and MR Shah, JJ has commuted the death sentence of a convict,