For The Sake Of Victims, Let The ‘Rarest Of Rare’ Test Be Abolished

The parliament amended the Indian penal code introducing death penalty as a maximum punishment for rape of children below 12 years of age. One such crime occurred in Madhya Pradesh, and the accused got arrested the next day and was charge sheeted within three days. The Trial court completed trial within 46 days and delivered … Continue reading For The Sake Of Victims, Let The ‘Rarest Of Rare’ Test Be Abolished

Why commutation of Rajiv assassins death penalty is legally right ?

  The Supreme Court has overwhelmingly depended on the case Shatrughan Chauhan  vs. Union of India  to decide the issue of commutation of death penalty of the assassins of Rajiv Gandhi, our former Prime Minister.  The SC held in Shatrughan Chauhan case that “ If  there is undue, unexplained and inordinate delay in execution due to … Continue reading Why commutation of Rajiv assassins death penalty is legally right ?

Prior record of the conviction,a relevant factor in awarding Death Sentence, only if it has attained finality : SC

Important observations by Hon. Supreme Court in Birju Vs. State of M.P. can be read below The case before SC was about killing of a child aged one year who was in the arms of his grand-father, for which the accused was awarded death sentence by the trial court, which was affirmed by the High … Continue reading Prior record of the conviction,a relevant factor in awarding Death Sentence, only if it has attained finality : SC