“The standard of proof in an inquiry in an extradition case is not of the same level as that required in a trial.”
The Court said that there are chances that “if the accused is enlarged on bail, he may utilize his international contacts all over the world for himself and may fly away”.
“This report covers the Supreme Court’s Never Reported Judgment dating back to the year 1952 on dishonestly receiving stolen property.”
“Mehul Choksi left the country long ago and he did not cooperate with any prosecution, though various complaints are filed against Gitanjali Gems as well as in his individual capacity. He has no respect towards the process of law”.
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“Murder was committed in the convict’s house, and he attempted to burn the entire house along with the dead bodies in the dead of night which pointed fingers towards the convict alone and the same was strengthened by his post occurrence conduct”.
Latest addition to the landscape of jurisprudence around obscenity laws in India is Saurabh Bindal’s convincing read titled Obscenity: Prevention, Law and
However, the Commission was of the view that it is not advisable to tinker with the existing age of consent under the POCSO Act.
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The courts should strive to strike a balance between the rights of accused and the practicalities of the legal process. In cases, if the trial can proceed effectively with the accused remaining present before the court through alternative means, the court should be flexible in considering prayers made to this effect by the accused.
The applicant behind bars will be violative of Article 21 as the status of the applicant is merely that of a suspect till the outcome of the proceedings emanating therefrom as the applicant is innocent till proven guilty.
The Court took note of the growing tendency amongst the people to convert civil disputes into criminal prosecution so that accused may succumb to the wrath of procedure involved in the criminal cases and settle the matter which otherwise is the domain of Civil Courts.
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The Supreme Court said that due consideration must be given to the facts which are suggestive of the nature of crime, the criminal antecedents of the accused and the nature of punishment that would follow a conviction vis-à-vis the offences alleged against an accused.
The Court stated that if at all an offence is committed at a particular time, there cannot be inconsistency in the time of offence in the deposition and the FIR registered by the informant herself.
The Court found that none of the acts of the convict would come within the definition of ‘rape’ under Section 375 of the IPC or ‘penetrative sexual assault’ under Section 3 of the POCSO Act.
The Court said that proper and fair investigation is sine qua non of criminal jurisprudence and directed the CID-Crime Branch to reinvestigate the case.
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The Court reprimanded the DSP and said that a DSP, ought to know that in terms of Section 162 of Cr.PC, no statement made by a person to a police officer in the course of any investigation, which is reduced to writing, is required to be signed by the person making the statement.