Rape – Consent & False Promise of Marriage

 Comment :  This case concerned a case of RAPE & CHEATING. The Court negatived the prosecution version that the girl gave in to the intercourse on false promise of marriage, … Continue reading Rape – Consent & False Promise of Marriage

Liability of Pledgee for Criminal Breach of Trust

Comment : In this case the court held a bank liable for criminal breach of trust where it misappropriated the govt. securities pledged with it by the pledgor to secure overdraft … Continue reading Liability of Pledgee for Criminal Breach of Trust

Kidnapping and Abduction are distinct offences.

Comment : In this case the accused was charged u/ss 363 & 366 – later on trial it became apparent on evidence that the girl was major hence the charge … Continue reading Kidnapping and Abduction are distinct offences.

A Case on outraging the modesty of a woman & Rape.

A Case on outraging the modesty of a woman & Rape.    Supreme Court of India Raju Pandurang Mahale vs State Of Maharashtra And Anr. on 11 February, 2004 Equivalent … Continue reading A Case on outraging the modesty of a woman & Rape.

Conviction u/s 306 IPC in absence of a charge to the effect.

Comments : In this case the court held that even though no specific charge u/s 306 is framed – the accused can be convicted under the same (S.221(2) CrPC) if … Continue reading Conviction u/s 306 IPC in absence of a charge to the effect.

Women convicted of murder on jumping in well with children…

Comment : In this case a women driven to despair and torture jumped into a well with her three children, was convicted u/s 300 (4) for causing death by act with … Continue reading Women convicted of murder on jumping in well with children…

Transmigration of motive/Transfer of Malice – S.299/300/301 IPC

  Comment : A case where a person shoots to kill his adversary but ends up killing his wife – is convicted of murder by aid of S.301 – The … Continue reading Transmigration of motive/Transfer of Malice – S.299/300/301 IPC

for a charge u/s 212 – knowledge of commission of offence sine qua non

  Supreme Court of India Sanjeev Kumar vs State Of Himachal Pradesh on 22 January, 1999 Equivalent citations: AIR 1999 SC 782, 1999 (1) ALD Cri 322, 1999 CriLJ 1138 … Continue reading for a charge u/s 212 – knowledge of commission of offence sine qua non

Father in law convicted u/s 202 for failure to inform the authorities as to DIL’s suicide

Comment : In this case of unnatural death of a DIL – notwithstanding failure of prosecution to bring home offences 302/306/304B against the accused – convicted the FIL u/s 202 for … Continue reading Father in law convicted u/s 202 for failure to inform the authorities as to DIL’s suicide

Narotam Singh v. State of Punjab

Comment : J.Krishna Iyer at his eloquent best, commences with “when law of crimes rebels against social justice and leans towards narrow legalism – it becomes crime of laws and … Continue reading Narotam Singh v. State of Punjab

Forgery in Judicial Proceedings – S.195 CrPC/S.340 CrPC – Iqbal Singh Marwah v. Minakshi Marwah – 2005 SC

Comment : In this landmark 5 judge bench decision on the interplay of offence of forgery in judicial proceedings/the bar of S.195 on independant prosecution & S.340 CrPC – the … Continue reading Forgery in Judicial Proceedings – S.195 CrPC/S.340 CrPC – Iqbal Singh Marwah v. Minakshi Marwah – 2005 SC

Supreme Court convicting man for wife’s murder – circumstantial evidence.

In this interesting case – the Court convicted the man for murdering his wife, on the basis of following evidence – the chain of circumstantial evidence :- i) Motive (Suspected … Continue reading Supreme Court convicting man for wife’s murder – circumstantial evidence.