“There is no valid reason ground for the state not accepting the recommendation of the State level Committee for premature release of the Appellant. Supreme Court is not oblivious to the crime but they are equally not oblivious to the fact that the Appellant has already suffered at the cruel hands of fate.“
The Supreme Court upheld the conviction order passed by Chhattisgarh High Court, and further held that a lapse of time in death would not per se constitute a determinative factor as to diminish the offender’s liability from the offence of murder to that of culpable homicide, not amounting to murder.
by Nidhi Pandey*
Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: A Full Bench of Buwaneka Aluwihare, Prasanna Jayawardena and L.T.B. Dehideniya, JJ.,