Smt. Triveniben v The State of Gujarat AIR 1989 SC 142

CaseSmt. Triveniben v State of Gujarat, AIR 1989 SC 142
CourtBefore Supreme Court of India
BenchG.L. Oza (J), Jagannatha Shetty (J), K.N. Singh (J), L.M. Sharma (J), M.M. Dutt (J).
Author of the judgementG.L. Oza (J) and K. Jagannatha Shetty (J).
Counsel for PetitionersR. K. Jain, Senior Advocate (With Ms Urmila Sirur, Mohd. Naseem, Rakesh K. Khanna, P. K. Jain, Mukul Mudgal, Sanjay Parikh, B.P. Singh, P. Krishna Rao, B. K. Prasad, Ms Malini Podwal and Lalit Kumar Gupta)
Counsel for RespondentsB. Datta, Additional Solicitor General, V. C. Mahajan and T. U. Gupta, Senior Advocates. (With Ms A Subhashini, A. K. Srivastava, M. N. Shroff and Mahabir Singh)
Decided on February 7, 1989.
AbstractIn the present case there was an delay in the execution of death sentence awarded against the appellant. It was the appellant's contention that owing to this delay, the death sentence should be commuted to life imprisonment. The Honourable Supreme Court of India dealt with some important issues concerned and finally reduced the sentence from death penalty to life imprisonment. The explanation given to the term 'delay' and the aspects relating to it are noteworthy.
Author of the BriefVishesh Sharma, Student at Gujarat National Law University.
KeywordsDeath Penalty, Constitution of India, Double Jeopardy, Fundamental Rights.


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