Category Archives: Criminal Law

Anjan Das Gupta v/s. State of West Bengal & Ors.

In the instant judgement, the Honourable Apex Court of the country has made the accused liable for murder under section 302/34 of Indian Penal Code, 1960. It is interesting how the Honourable Supreme Court by placing reliance on Arya Joseph alias current Kunjukunju v/s. State of Kerala held that the FIR in the question is not […]

Mukkarab, ETC. V/s. State of Uttar Pradesh

The judgment delivered by the Honourable Supreme Court of India deals with the question of acceptance of medical report vis-a-vis the main purpose behind the legislation of Juvenile Justice Act. It is noteworthy how the Supreme Court has given importance to the purpose of the legislation as against the dictionary meaning of the words used in it. […]

Ramesh & others v. state of Haryana

The Supreme Court in the present judgement decides the admissibility of the Dying Declaration made by the deceased in the present facts and circumstances of the case. The Supreme Court also elaborates on the reasons which lead the witness to turn hostile. ` Ramesh & others v. State of Haryana Criminal appeal nos. 2526 of 2014 […]

K V Prabhu v. State of Karnataka

This judgement lays down the true interpretation to the word ‘cruelty’ mentioned under section 498A and explains the two limbs of the said section. Along with it, the judgement also lays down that the prosecution should explain beyond doubt that the ingredients of section 306 are satisfied. K.V. Prabhu v/s. State of Karnataka Criminal Appeal […]