Criminal Law

State of Punjab vs. Dalbir Singh

“A law which is not consistent with notions of fairness while it imposes an irreversible penalty like ‘death penalty’ is repugnant to the concept of right and reason.” Case name: State of Punjab vs. Dalbir Singh Case number: CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.117 OF 2006 Court: SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Crl. Appellate Jurisdiction Bench: Asok Kumar Ganguly …

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Bhagwan Jagannath Markad&Ors Vs State of Maharashtra

“The principle of criminal jurisprudence that the burden of proof is always on the prosecution and the accused is presumed to be innocent unless proven guilty.” Case name: Criminal Appeal No. 1516 of 2011 Case number: Supreme Court of India Court: Supreme Court of India Bench: Shri Justice V. Gopala Gowda Shri Justice Adarsh Kumar …

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JOSEPH SHINE V/S UNION OF INDIA

“The Harm Principle states three elements for criminalization namely, HARM, WRONG DOING AND PUBLIC ELEMENT. These elements are required to be proved before the State can classify a wrongful act as a criminal offence”  [Case Brief] JOSEPH SHINE V/S UNION OF INDIA Case name: Joseph shine V/S Union of india Case number: Criminal appeal number-194 …

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State of Maharashtra V/S Syed Umar Sayed Abbas & Ors

Test Identification parade must be conducted within reasonable time span from the commission of crime Case name: State Of Maharashtra V/S Syed Umar Sayed Abbas & Ors. Citation: Criminal Appeal Nos. 345-346 Of 2012 Court: Supreme Court of India Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction Bench: Hon’ble Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose Hon’ble Justice R. K Agrawal Decided on: …

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Naresh Shridhar Mirajkar And Ors V/s State Of Maharashtra And Anr

A Court of justice is a public forum. It is through publicity that the citizens are convinced that the Court renders evenhanded justice, and it is, therefore, necessary that the trial should be open to the public and there should be no restraint on the publication of the report of the Court proceedings Case name: …

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Nizam & Anr. V/s. State of Rajasthan

“Last seen theory” is an important link in the chain of circumstances that would point towards the guilt of the accused with some certainty. Case name: Nizam & Anr. Vs. State of Rajasthan  Case number: Criminal appeal number-413 of 2007 Court: The supreme court of india             Criminal appellate jurisdiction Bench: JUSTICE DIPAK MISRA, JUSTICE …

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Pattu Rajan V/s The State of Tamil Nadu

There must be a chain of evidence proving the circumstances so complete so   as   to   not   leave   any   reasonable   ground   for   a   conclusion   of innocence of the accused Case name: Pattu Rajan V/s The State of Tamil Nadu Case number: Criminal Appeal Nos. 680¬681 Of 2009 Court: In the Supreme Court of India Bench: J. …

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