Issac @ Kishor Vs. Ronald Cheriyan and Ors.[SC 2018 January]

KEYWORDS:-Setting aside  acquittal-302 IPC -MURDER-High Court in interfering with a finding of acquittal in revision- DATE:- January 23, 2018 In appeal against acquittal, in exceptional circumstances, the High Court may set aside the order of acquittal even at the instance of private parties, though the State may not have thought it fit for appeal. But it … Continue reading Issac @ Kishor Vs. Ronald Cheriyan and Ors.[SC 2018 January]

Atul Thakur Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh etc [SC 2018 JANUARY]

KEYWORDS:-MURDER-The number of wounds caused by the appellant, it is a well established position, by itself cannot be a decisive factor. DATE:- January 19, 2018. Thus, it is a case of homicidal death. However, there is no evidence that the injuries inflicted by the appellant were with an intention to cause the murder of Hitesh Thakur. … Continue reading Atul Thakur Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh etc [SC 2018 JANUARY]

Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki Vs. State of Gujarat & Ors[SC 2017]

KEYWORDS- Murder-de novo trial-Rights of victim in criminal trial There is a discernible paradigm shift in the criminal justice system in India which keeps in mind the interests of victims as well. Victim oriented policies are introduced giving better role to the victims of crime in criminal trials. It has led to adopting two-pronged strategy. … Continue reading Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki Vs. State of Gujarat & Ors[SC 2017]

Kailash Gour and Others Vs State of Assam [SC 2011 December]

KEYWORDS : Communal disturbance-Delay- murder acquittal DATE:- 15-12-2011- Every accused is presumed to be innocent unless his guilt is proved. The Presumption of innocence is human right. Subject to the statutory exceptions, the said principle forms the basis of criminal jurisprudence in India. there can only be one set of rules and standards when it comes to … Continue reading Kailash Gour and Others Vs State of Assam [SC 2011 December]

Ram Chander & Ors.  VS State of Haryana[SC 2017 JANUARY]

KEYWORDS: Murder- Expert Evidence Merely because no expert opinion was obtained to prove as to whether bones recovered were human or animal bones, in our view, would not weaken the case of prosecution in the light of overwhelming evidence available on record to prove the complicity of the appellants Murder-Sections 148, 302 read with Section … Continue reading Ram Chander & Ors.  VS State of Haryana[SC 2017 JANUARY]