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.

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

Reema Aggarwal v. Anupam – Supreme Court on ‘wife’

Comment : In a nutshell – the court was faced with the preposition whether ‘wife’ in S.498A means only a legally wedded wife ? Does it include a woman who has … Continue reading Reema Aggarwal v. Anupam – Supreme Court on ‘wife’

Supreme Court on DNA Testing…

COMMENT :  In this decision the court was once again faced with the baffling preposition as to whether DNA tests should be allowed to ascertain the paternity of a child … Continue reading Supreme Court on DNA Testing…