Excerpt: It is equally settled law that the evidence of a hostile witness would not be totally rejected if spoken in favour of the prosecution or the accused, but it can be subjected to close scrutiny and that portion of the evidence which is consistent with the case of the prosecution or defence may be … Continue reading State Of Rajasthan vs Teg Bahadur
Excerpt:The prosecution has also not given plausible explanation regarding non-lodging of F.I.R. directly after getting the information of the occurrence. It also appears to be not believable that once the complainant had got an information that the dead body of his daughter, with a view to conceal the evidence, was thrown in Koshi river tying … Continue reading Ajit Poddar vs The State Of Bihar
Excerpt:In view of medical evidence on record, the deaths could never be termed as a case of suicide and consequently the conviction of the respondent under Section 306 was wholly unjustified. At the same time there is nothing on record to conclusively establish that the respondent was the author of the crime. The circumstances on record do … Continue reading State Of Rajasthan vs Ramanand
Excerpt: In the absence of specific allegations, though the omnibus statement made creates a suspicion but, not a strong suspicion, in the conduct of accused Nos.3 and 4 but, on such omnibus statement itself the Court cannot come to a conclusion that it is a wilful misconduct which is of such a nature that could be … Continue reading A3 and A4 Discharged on suspicion by Karnataka High court.