Dying declaration may not always be the truth: Madras High Court

  BEFORE THE MADURAI BENCH OF MADRAS HIGH COURT Dated: 10.12.2015 RESERVED ON : 21.04.2015 PRONOUNCED ON : 10.12.2015 CORAM THE HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE P.R.SHIVAKUMAR Criminal Appeal(MD) No.377 of 2006   Raja … Appellant/ Accused No.1 Vs. State represented by, the Inspector of Police Nesamani Nagar Police Station Kanyakumari District. (Crime No.269/2002) … Respondent/ Complainant Appeal Read More …

To invoke 306 IPC suicide due to cruelty under 498A has to be proved : Bombay High Court 2017

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 12 OF 2003 The State of Maharashtra … Appellant V/s. 1. Ramesh Damodar More Age 30 years. 2. Sou Jyoti Ramesh More Age 26 years … Respondents Both Residing At Village Lonare, Tal. Alibag, Dist. Raigad. —— Mr Deepak Thakare, with Read More …

to convict a person under Section 306 IPC, there has to be a clear mens rea: Supreme Court 2016

REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1135 OF 2016 (ARISING OUT OF S.L.P (CRIMINAL) NO. 8764 OF 2016) GURCHARAN SINGH .…APPELLANT VERSUS STATE OF PUNJAB ….RESPONDENT J U D G M E N T AMITAVA ROY, J. 1. In assailment is the judgement and order dated 17.12.2014 passed Read More …

Without knowledge and intention, there cannot be an abetment mens rea to be proved

Bail Granted IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPLICATION NO.1213 OF 2016 IN CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.555 OF 2016 NEERAJ SUBHASH MEHTA )…APPLICANT V/s. THE STATE OF MAHARASHTRA  )…RESPONDENT Mr.Subir   Sarkar   a/w.   Mr.Jayant   Bardeskar,   Advocate   for   the Applicant. Ms.A.A.Takalkar, APP for the Respondent ­ State. CORAM : A. M. BADAR, J. DATE : 13th JANUARY 2017. P.C. : 1 This is an application for suspension of sentence and releasing the applicant / accused on bail during pendency of the appeal.     The   applicant   /   accused   is   convicted   of Read More …

Finding of harassment would not mean there is abetment of suicide: Supreme Court 2017

in the facts of this case, it has been concurrently found that the in-laws did harass her, but harassment is something of a lesser degree than cruelty. Also, we find on the facts, taken as a whole, that assuming the presumption under Section 113A would apply, it has been fully rebutted, for the reason that Read More …

Financial assistance not dowry Appasaheb and Anr. Vs. State of Maharashtra: Supreme Court

CASE NO.: Appeal (crl.) 1613 of 2005 PETITIONER: APPASAHEB AND ANR. RESPONDENT: STATE OF MAHARASHTRA DATE OF JUDGMENT: 05/01/2007 BENCH: G.P. MATHUR & R.V. RAVEENDRAN JUDGMENT: JUDGMENT G.P. MATHUR, J. : 1. This appeal, by special leave, has been preferred against the judgment and order dated 23.2.2005 of Bombay High Court (Aurangabad Bench), by which Read More …

304B conviction set aside as soon before death an ingredient not proved: Supreme Court

REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1902 OF 2010 SHINDO ALIAS SAWINDER KAUR AND ANR. .. APPELLANT(S) vs. STATE OF PUNJAB .. RESPONDENT(S) O R D E R This appeal arises out of the following facts: On the 19th March, 1999 ASI Gurmit Singh posted at police station, Read More …