15.10.2018-Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan of the Kerala High Court on Monday granted bail [Bail Appl./6927/2018-BISHOP DR. FRANCO MULAKKAL Versus STATE OF KERALA] to Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun. While granting Bail condition imposed to the accused Bishop to surrender his passport and not to enter Kerala state… Read More Rapist Bishop Mulakkal got bail from Kerala High Court
25-04-2014 : There is a pressing need to introduce drastic amendments into the Code of Criminal Procedure in the nature of fast tract procedure for Fast Track Courts when we considered just and appropriate to issue notice and called upon the Union of India to file its response as to why it should not take… Read More Supreme court Direction to the police on receipt of Rape Case
Admittedly the prosecutrix was already a married lady and, therefore, it was not necessary that some external or internal injuries should have been found on her person. No doubt, it is true that doctor could not give any definite opinion with regard to commission of offence, but, it was not the case of the appellants… Read More If a married woman raped, internal or external injuries may not be found
A plethora of decisions by this Court as referred to above would show that once the statement of prosecutrix inspires confidence and accepted by the courts as such, conviction can be based only on the solitary evidence of the prosecutrix and no corroboration would be required unless there are compelling reasons which necessitate the courts for corroboration of her statement. … Read More Corroboration of testimony of prosecutrix as a condition for judicial reliance is not a requirement of law in Rape trial
It is also by now well settled that the courts must, while evaluating evidence, remain alive to the fact that in a case of rape, no self-respecting woman would come forward in a court just to make a humiliating statement against her honour such as is involved in the commission of rape on her. In… Read More A false allegation of rape can cause distress, humiliation and damage to the accused
“A rape! a rape………………..Yes, you have ravish’d justice; Forced her to do your pleasure.”… Read More Corroboration of testimony of victim in rape case is not warranted if circumstances not demanding it ?