People should not be convicted on doubts: Supreme Court 2018

REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION  CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.58 OF 2007 Rupinder Singh Sandhu … Appellant Versus State of Punjab & Others              …     Respondents WITH CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 59 OF 2007   CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 60 OF 2007 J U D G M E N T  Chelameswar, J. 1. Around 1.45 pm on 27.12.1988, First Information Report No.244 came to be registered by Sub­Inspector Kaka Singh (PW5) of   Police   Station   “Kotwali”   of   Patiala   District   of   the   State   of Punjab on the basis of information given by one Shri Jaswinder 1 Singh (PW3).  From the narration in the FIR, it appears that the incident which eventually culminated in the death of Gurnam Singh could have simply passed off as yet another incident of road rage but for the death of Gurnam Singh.  According to the FIR, around 12.30 p.m., an incident occurred at the traffic light of Battian Wala Chowk in front of the State Bank of Patiala, Patiala City.  Jaswinder Singh (PW3), Avtar Singh (PW4) and the deceased Gurnam Singh were travelling in Maruti Car No.CH I 8422 driven by the deceased.   Both the accused herein were travelling by vehicle No.PAD 6030.  A dispute arose on the right of way between the accused and the deceased.  In the process the Read More …

Article 21 for speedy trial also encompasses speedy investigation, inquiry, appeal, revision and retrial: Supreme Court 2018

There is implicit right under Article 21 for speedy trial which in turn encompasses speedy investigation, inquiry, appeal, revision and retrial. To determine whether undue delay has occurred, one must have regard to nature of offence, number of accused and witnesses, workload of the court and the investigating agency, systemic delays. Inordinate delay may be Read More …

Pendency of fir no ground for non issuance of passport: Madras HC 2017

  BEFORE THE MADURAI BENCH OF MADRAS HIGH COURT DATED: 13.03.2017 CORAM THE HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE V.PARTHIBAN W.P.(MD) No.3927 of 2017   Abdul Razik : Petitioner Vs.   The Regional passport Officer, Regional Passport Office, Bharathi Ula road, Racecourse Salai, Madurai District. : Respondent   Prayer : This Petition filed under Article 226 of Constitution of Read More …

Is false implication fabrication of evidence : Delhi High Court 2008

REPORTED IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI W.P.(Crl.) Nos.35/07, 36/07, 37/07, 38/07, 39/07, 56/07, 438/07 and 634/07 RESERVED ON: December 07, 2007 % DATE OF DECISION: February 15, 2008 (1) W.P.(Crl.) Nos.35/07 # SHYNI VARGHESE & ORS. ….Petitioners ! through: Mr. Harish Salve, Senior Advocate with Mr. Ashish Jha and Ms. Meenakshi Read More …

MTP act- where and when pregnancies can be terminated: Bombay high Court 2018

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY BENCH AT AURANGABAD WRIT PETITION NO. 956 OF 2018 “ABC” .. Petitioner Through her Guardian Versus 1. The State of Maharashtra .. Respondents Through its Secretary, Mantralaya, Mumbai­32. 2. Chief Medical Officer, Government Hospital, Latur. Mr.Sujit A. Patil h/f. Mr. V.D.Salunke, Advocate for the petitioner. Mr.A.B.Girase, Government Pleader for respondent/State. CORAM :  S.S.SHINDE & S.M.GAVHANE,JJ.    RESERVED ON : 01.02.2018  PRONOUNCED ON : 02.02.2018 J U D G M E N T [PER : S.M.GAVHANE,J.] :­ 1. Rule.  Rule made returnable forthwith and heard finally   with   the   consent   of   learned   Counsels   appearing for the respective parties. 2. The minor victim girl who is physically abused and mentally tortured has approached this Court through her father – the guardian for seeking directions in the nature   of   writ Read More …

criminal contempt: Justice karnan vs supreme court of India: Delhi high court 2018

 IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI + W.P.(C) 6278/2017 % Reserved on : 9th August, 2017 Date of decision : 23rd August, 2017 JUSTICE C.S. KARNAN . …. Petitioner Through : Mr. Mathews J. Nedumpara, Adv. versus THE HONBLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA & ORS ….. Respondents Through : Mr. Sanjay Jain, Read More …

Criminal proceedings are not a short cut of other remedies available in law: Supreme Court 2000

It is to be seen if a matter, which is essentially of civil nature, has been given a cloak of criminal offence. Criminal proceedings are not a short cut of other remedies available in law. Before issuing process a criminal court has to exercise a great deal of caution. For the accused it is a Read More …