Category Archives: Criminal Law

[Case Brief] Manohar Lal Sharma v/s Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Others, 2017

The petitioner in the present case is Manohar Lal Sharma who appeared-in-person. The instant petition was filed under Article 32 of the Indian Constitution as a Public Interest Litigation. Manohar Lal Sharma prayed for the following things: A film titled “Padmavati” should not be exhibited in other countries without obtaining the requisite certificate from the […]

[Case Brief] Anees Hameed v/s State of Kerala, 2017

Sruthi and Anees fell in love with each other and decided to get married but this was not supported by Sruthi’s parents because they both belong to different religions- Hindu and Muslim. Against, this Sruthi left the home, got herself converted to Islam and performed a mock marriage. Sruthi’s father lodged a complaint in the […]

[Case Brief] Yogesh v/s State of Maharashtra, 2008

Brief Facts and Procedural History: The present case revolves around the concept of the criminal conspiracy alleged against the family member of the appellant, Sachin Joshi, for the murder of the deceased, Kunal.  According to the prosecution case, Kunal had organised an entertainment show in March 1999 after getting the sponsorship from the appellant’s father. […]

[Case Brief] S. Gopal Reddy v/s State of Andhra Pradesh, 1996

This judgment was delivered by a two-judge bench of Honourable Supreme Court of India on 11th July 1996. The two-judge bench consisted of Justice AS Anand and Justice MK Mukherjee. In this criminal appeal, the accused has appealed against the State of Andhra Pradesh before the Supreme Court. The relevant act/sections thus are: (1) Dowry […]