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Murder convict acquitted on grounds of insanity at the time of commission of the act


Whether court can acquit accused even if he has failed to prove that he was insane at the time of incident?

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.814 OF 2017 DEVIDAS LOKA RATHOD . Vs. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA Dated:JULY 02, 2018. The appellant assails his conviction under Section 302 and 324 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), rejecting his defence that…

What is difference between mental illness and mental retardation?

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Civil Appeal No. 10463 of 2017 Decided On: 17.08.2017 Z Vs The State of Bihar and Ors. Hon’ble Judges/Coram: Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy and A.M. Khanwilkar, JJ. Citation: ( 2018) 11 SCC 572 1. An interlocutory application being I.A. No….

When issue of ownership in injunction suit will constitute res judicata?

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Civil Appeal Nos. 16949-16950 of 2017 (Arising out of SLP (Civil) Nos. 15836-15837 of 2009) Decided On: 23.10.2017 Union of India (UOI) Vs. Vijay Krishna Uniyal (D) through L.Rs. Hon’ble Judges/Coram:Kurian Joseph and A.M. Khanwilkar, JJ. Citation: (2018) 11…

Whether sentence of imprisonment awarded to accused can be waived on payment of additional compensation?

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Criminal Appeal No. 271 of 2018 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No. 57 of 2013) Decided On: 19.02.2018 P. Ramadas Vs. State of Kerala and Ors. Hon’ble Judges/Coram: Dipak Misra, C.J.I., A.M. Khanwilkar and Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud, JJ. Citation:…

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