Justice Vibhu Bakhru passed the acquittal orders, holding that, given the evidence and material on record, the standard of proof to convict the appellant has not been met. The appeal is, accordingly, allowed. The appellant is acquitted. "He is directed to be released forthwith," said the court.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to give pre-arrest bail to a woman. The woman had locked some medical and para-medical staff and some members of her team inside a room and had then removed a body from the morgue.
SC said “pleas of unsoundness of mind under Section 84 of IPC or mitigating circumstances like juvenility of age, ordinarily ought to be raised during trial itself. Belated claims not only prevent proper production & appreciation of evidence, but they also undermine genuineness of the defence’s case.”
Delhi High Court today has directed the Tihar Jail authorities to give medical treatment for oral cancer to the brother of expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger, who was sentenced for 10 years for his role in the custodial killing of the Unnao rape victim’s father.
The Kerala High Court has observed that police officials should not reveal facts learned through investigation in criminal cases to the media. The court was hearing an appeal filed by an accused in the murder of diamond merchant Harihara Varma in 2012.