Dr. Pankaj Kumudchandra Phadnis Vs. Union of India Ministry of Law and Justice-Criminal cases which result in conviction and even execution of death sentences and the demise of those who have served life sentences ought not to be reviewed, neither is there a provision in law for review.
All the seven convicts submitted appeals through the jail authorities to the Punjab High Court. Formerly the High Court functioned at Lahore. Nathuram V Godse preferred appeal against his conviction for conspiracy and other charges and not against the death sentence. Criminal Appeals Nos. 66 to 72 of 1949 Punjab High Court, (then at) Simla. Some significant record of the Mahatma Gandhi Murder Case was included in Printed Volume I and II of the case documents in Punjab High Court.
The publisher says that Gandhiji and Nehru will be remembered, that Savarkar will be definitely remembered that Nathuram Godse may perhaps be faintly remembered but in different contexts. What is conveyed to the readers by this is, and this is the very thesis of the writer, that the assassin of Gandhiji did not commit the murder for any personal motives. He did so because he did not want the country to be partitioned and Gandhiji's policy of appeasement inevitably led to the division of the country.
We have seen quite enough of Nathuram during the period of more than five weeks we were hearing these appeals and particularly during the eight or nine days while he was arguing his own case, and I cannot imagine that a man of his calibre could have even entertained the idea
He had barely covered six or seven steps when a person whose name I learnt later as Narayan Vinayak Godse, resident of Poona, stepped closer and fired three shots from a pistol at the Mahatma from barely 2 / 3 feet distance which hit the Mahatma in his stomach and chest and blood started flowing. Mahatma ji fell backwards, uttering "Raam - Raam". The assailant was apprehended on the spot with the weapon.
(1967) AIR(Bombay) 96 : (1966) 68 BomLR 321 : (1967) CriLJ 427 : (1966) ILR(Bombay) 839 BOMBAY HIGH COURT DIVISION BENCH ( Before : Palekar, J; Naik, J ) GAJANAN VISHWANATH KETKAR — Appellant Vs. THE STATE — Respondent Criminal Application No. 616 of 1965 Decided on : 22-07-1965 Defence of India Rules, 1962 -…
BOMBAY HIGH COURT DIVISION BENCH ( Before : Palekar, J; Naik, J ) ANANT JANARDHAN KARANDIKAR — Appellant Vs. STATE — Respondent Decided on : 02-08-1965 Constitution of India, 1950 - Article 226 Criminal Procedure Code, 1898 (CrPC) - Section 491 Cases Referred M.R.S. Mani Vs. District Magistrate and Another, AIR 1950 Mad 162 JUDGMENT…