bail to woman
Case BriefsSupreme Court

The High Court referred to Section 437 of CrPC for grant of bail in a non-bailable offence in three specific circumstances.

Bail in murder case
Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court directed the petitioner to cooperate in the early conclusion of the trial and not to interact with any of the witnesses in the instant case.

kerala high court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

“There cannot be any doubt to the proposition that the burden to prove the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt is on the prosecution.”

punjab and haryana high court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

Punjab and Haryana High Court noted ASI’s submission regarding absence of complaint against the petitioner regarding threatening the witnesses, as against the contentions.

judgment on section 118 of evidence act
Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court did not deem it safe to base the conviction only on the testimony of child witness which did not inspire confidence and acquitted the appellant.

chain of circumstantial evidence
Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court concurred with the Punjab and Haryana High Court that incriminating circumstances were not proved beyond reasonable doubt and chain of evidence was not complete to interfere with a degree of certainty of accused having committed the crime.

sc sets aside conviction
Case BriefsSupreme Court

The Court said that the case in hand was a quintessential case where to solve a blind murder, occurring in a forest in the darkness of night, bits and pieces of evidence were collected.

robust prosecution case
Case BriefsSupreme Court

While granting benefit of doubt to accused, the Supreme Court stated that “Taking into consideration the delay in lodging the FIR, with the circumstance of their names not being mentioned in the contemporaneous documents, the possibility of the said accused being falsely implicated cannot be ruled out.”

Case BriefsSupreme Court

The Supreme Court refused to grant the benefit of General Exception of unsoundness of mind under IPC in favour of the appellant, since he failed to discharge his burden of proof.

Case BriefsSupreme Court

It was observed that judicial discipline required that once the conviction was confirmed by the Supreme Court that too after hearing the accused, the High Court should not have thereafter made any comment on the merits of the case.