The doctrine of burden of proof in the context of the plea of insanity is on prosecution

Law undoubtedly presumes that every person committing an offence is sane and liable for his acts, though in specified circumstances it may be rebuttable. The doctrine of burden of proof in the context of the plea of insanity was stated as follows in Dahyabhai Chhaganbhai Thakkar v. State of Gujarat, (1964) 7 SCR 361 :… Read More The doctrine of burden of proof in the context of the plea of insanity is on prosecution

Ranjit Singh Versus Union Territory of Chandigarh [ALL SC 1983 SEPTEMBER]

KEYWORDS:- PAROLE – MURDER DURING IN PAROLE AIR 1984 SC 45 : (1984) 1 SCC 31 : (1983) 2 SCALE 539 : (1983) CriLJ SC 1730 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Ranjit Singh Appellant Versus Union Territory of Chandigarh Respondent (Before : V. D. Tulzapurkar, V. Balakrishna Eradi And D. P. Madon, JJ.) Criminal Appeal No.… Read More Ranjit Singh Versus Union Territory of Chandigarh [ALL SC 1983 SEPTEMBER]

Murugan Vs. State of Tamil Nadu[ALL SC 2018 MAY]

KEYWORDS:- MURDER- CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE- DATE:- May 02, 2018 A theory of “accused last seen in the company of the deceased” is a strong circumstance against the accused while appreciating the circumstantial evidence. In such cases, unless the accused is able to explain properly the material circumstances appearing against him, he can be held guilty for commission… Read More Murugan Vs. State of Tamil Nadu[ALL SC 2018 MAY]

Chandra Bhawan Singh Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh[ALL SC 2018 MAY]

KEYWORDS:- DOWRY DEATH- MURDER-RE APPRECIATION OF EVIDENCE BY SUPREME COURT-Circumstantial evidence- DATE:-May 01, 2018 THE ACCUSED MUST EXPLAIN THE CIRCUMSTANCES U/S 313  “When the incident admittedly occurred in their house” It is a settled principle of law that when the Courts below have recorded concurrent findings against the accused persons which are based on due… Read More Chandra Bhawan Singh Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh[ALL SC 2018 MAY]

Satpal Vs. State of Haryana[ALL SC 2018 MAY]

KEYWORDS:-Last seen theory-MURDER- DATE:-May 01, 2018- LAST SEEN THEORY EXPLAINED: There is no eye witness to the occurrence but only circumstances coupled with the fact of the deceased having been last seen with the appellant. Criminal jurisprudence and the plethora of judicial precedents leave little room for reconsideration of the basic principles for invocation of the… Read More Satpal Vs. State of Haryana[ALL SC 2018 MAY]

Sidhartha Vashisht alias Manu Sharma Versus State (NCT of Delhi)[ALL SC 2008 MAY]

KEYWORDS:-MURDER- CONVICTION-suspension of sentence pending appeal-BAIL DATE:-  12-05-2008. Initial presumption of innocence in favour of the accused, therefore, is no more available to the applicant. The mere fact that during the period of trial, the accused was on bail and there was no misuse of liberty, does not per se warrant suspension of execution of… Read More Sidhartha Vashisht alias Manu Sharma Versus State (NCT of Delhi)[ALL SC 2008 MAY]

K. M. Nanavati Appellant Versus State of Maharashtra[ALL SC 1961 NOVEMBER]

KEYWORDS:-MURDER-ACQUITTAL- DATE:-24-11-1961 AIR 1962 SC 605 : (1962) 1 Suppl. SCR 567 : (1962) 1 CriLJ SC 521 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) K. M. Nanavati Appellant Versus State of Maharashtra Respondent (Before : S. K. Das, K. Subba Rao And Raghubar Dayal, JJ.) Criminal Appeal No. 195 of 1960, Decided on : 24-11-1961. Penal Code,… Read More K. M. Nanavati Appellant Versus State of Maharashtra[ALL SC 1961 NOVEMBER]

Kameshwar Singh Vs. State of Bihar & Ors[ALLSC 2018 APRIL]

KEYWORDS:- MURDER- CONVICTION DATE:- April 9, 2018. ACTS:- Section 302 read with Section 149 and Section 201 of the Indian Penal Code and section 3 of The Railway Protection (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1966 SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Kameshwar Singh Vs. State of Bihar & Ors [Criminal Appeal No. 903 of 2012] Tarkeshwar Singh and Others Vs. State… Read More Kameshwar Singh Vs. State of Bihar & Ors[ALLSC 2018 APRIL]