That strict interpretation does not encompass strict literalism into its fold. It may be relevant to note that simply juxtaposing ‘strict interpretation’ with ‘literal rule’ would result in ignoring an important aspect that is ‘apparent legislative intent… Read More In construing penal statutes and taxation statutes, the Court has to apply strict rule of interpretation.
If the words in the statute are plain and unambiguous, it becomes necessary to expound those words in their natural and ordinary sense.… Read More How to interpret a Statute [ intention of the Legislature ]
The issue estoppel which is comparatively a recent development in the arena of administration of criminal Justice the matter has been considered by the Supreme Court in several decisions, such as, Pritam Singh v. State of Punjab, Manipur Administration v. Thokchom , Piara Singh v. State of Punjab, , Ravinder Singh v. State of Haryana,… Read More Application of Issue estoppel in the administration of Criminal Justice
Supreme Court In Anil Behari Ghosh v. Latika Bala Dasi [1955 AIR 566, 1955 SCR (2) 270] a question was raised whether previous judgment of criminal court convicting the son for murder of the testator father would be relevant in the subsequent proceeding for revocation of grant of probate. There also a question that fell for… Read More Whether previous judgment of criminal court convicting son for murder of the testator father would be relevant in subsequent proceeding for revocation of grant of probate.
The criminal court is not competent to decide a dispute of purely civil nature or a question of title involved in any dispute. … Read More Whether findings recorded by the civil court get precedence over the findings recorded by the criminal court.