The Supreme Court has received an application from Central Government for seeking some more time to file its response in the plea challenging Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which terms sedition criminal.
The Supreme Court has recently said that failure to pay rent may have civil consequences, but is not a penal offence under the Indian Penal Code, 1860, while quashing an FIR registered against a woman and others for allegedly not vacating a property in dispute.
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.
The Bench of Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice V. Ramasubranian granted bail to Sopan, convicted for the offence of demand of dowry and dowry death of his wife. Sachin Pahwa , advocate for the Petitioner Sopan apprised the Bench that he has already undergone 5 years of his sentence.