Is criminal judgment binding on a civil case ?

Comment : We, therefore, are of the opinion that the judgment in a criminal case was not relevant in evidence for the purpose of proving a person’s civil liability and the … Continue reading Is criminal judgment binding on a civil case ?

138 Acquittal won’t bar civil suit for recovery says Supreme Court

Comment : In this case the Court held two basic points :- i) Civil and Criminal Proceedings can go on, on an acquittal u/s 138 would not automatically oust a civil … Continue reading 138 Acquittal won’t bar civil suit for recovery says Supreme Court

Supreme Court on S.14(1) of Hindu Succession Act

Supreme Court of India Smt.Palchuri Hanumaya inma vs Tadikamalla Kotlingam (D) By … on 9 October, 2001 Author: S Hegde Bench: N S Hegde, S Variava CASE NO.: Appeal (civil) … Continue reading Supreme Court on S.14(1) of Hindu Succession Act

Issue Estoppel in a Criminal Trial !

Comment : In this case the Court applied the principles of issue estoppel. The accused was earlier acquitted in a 399/402/25 Arms Act Case because recovery was found as bogus and … Continue reading Issue Estoppel in a Criminal Trial !