A local court in Uttar Pradesh has acquitted Union Minister of State for Law and Justice S.P. Singh Baghel in a seven-year-old case related to violation of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC)
A single-judge bench of Allahabad High Court while hearing the petition filed by Vinay Kumar Gupta has expressed deep displeasure over the lack of improvement in the practice of issuing proforma cognizance orders by the Judicial magistrates.
Allahabad High Court observed that non-reporting of the seizure forthwith, shall not ipso facto render the seizure illegal particularly as no period is specified and it's consequences have not been provided. Thus the instant writ petition is also liable to be dismissed.
The Supreme Court has reiterated that the object of any criminal jurisprudence is reformative in character and to take care of the victim while allowing an application filed by a man seeking reduction of the sentence of three years of rigorous imprisonment for offence punishable under Section 498A IPC.