Sampat Babso Kale vs The State Of Maharashtra

Excerpt:The panchanama report indicates that the ornaments were one yellow and black mangalsutra, a nathni (nose ring), some glass bangles and peinjan (an ornament worn on the foot). It is also recorded that, according to the accused, these ornaments belong to his wife. Mangalsutra, peinjan and even glass bangles are such ornaments which an Indian … Continue reading Sampat Babso Kale vs The State Of Maharashtra

money demanded for setting up business is not dowry

Excerpt:In our view, both the Trial Court and the High Court failed to appreciate that the demand, if at all made by the appellant on the deceased for purchasing a computer to start a business six months after the marriage, was not in connection with the marriage and was not really a 'dowry demand' within … Continue reading money demanded for setting up business is not dowry

significant omission in crpc 161 may amount to contradiction…

Excerpt:if a significant omission is made in the statement of a witness recorded under Section 161 of the Cr.P.C., the same may amount to a contradiction and that whether it so amounts is a question of fact in each case. It is clear to us that the ocular evidence with regard to the events preceding the actual … Continue reading significant omission in crpc 161 may amount to contradiction…

302 acquittal on benefit of doubt

Excerpt:It is a trite proposition of law, that suspicion however grave, it cannot take the place of proof and that the prosecution in order to succeed on a criminal charge cannot afford to lodge its case in the realm of “may be true” but has to essentially elevate it to the grade of “must be … Continue reading 302 acquittal on benefit of doubt

498a conviction reversed…

Supreme Court of India Sow. Chhaya vs The State Of Maharashtra on 3 August, 2018 Author: M M Shantanagoudar Bench: M M Shantanagoudar, N Ramana 1 NON-REPORTABLE IN TH SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 963/2018 (arising out of Special Leave Petition (Crl.) No.9142/2016) SOW. CHHAYA .....Appellant Versus THE STATE OF … Continue reading 498a conviction reversed…