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Hon’ble Supreme Court: Criminal Proceedings In Relation to Section 498A of the IPC can be Quashed if Parties Reach an Amicable Settlement

By Rudrajyoti Nath Ray, Associate Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (“IPC”) reads that whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court calls for a Relook at Norms on Death Penalty

By Anurag Gupta, Associate More than 32 years after it devised the “rarest of rare” criterion to restrict imposition of death penalty to exceptionally heinous and cold-blooded murder cases, the Supreme Court in the matter Sangeet & Anr. v. State of Haryana, (Criminal … Continue reading

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State v. Manoj Kumar and Ors.: Beating Wife to Death Amounts to Rarest of Rare Cases

By Anurag Gupta, Associate In State v. Manoj Kumar and Ors., Session Case No. 195/2011, a trial court in Delhi sent a 39 year old man to jail for the rest of his life for beating his wife to death … Continue reading

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Trial Court in Delhi holds that a Husband is under a Moral and Social Obligation to look after his Wife: State v. Madan Lal

By Anurag Gupta, Associate In State v. Madan Lal, SC NO. 80/11, Judgment dated September 29, 2012, a 26-year-old man, who had tried to kill his wife by firing at her, has been sentenced to seven years in jail by … Continue reading

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State of U.P. v. Munesh: Supreme Court Directs Courts in India not to Acquit Rapists on Technical Grounds

By Anurag Gupta, Associate In State of Uttar Pradesh v. Munesh [Criminal Appeal No. 180 of 2007], an appeal by the Uttar Pradesh Government challenging an Allahabad High Court decision to acquit a person who was awarded death penalty by … Continue reading

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