The Supreme Court observed that the existence of a prior concert and a prearranged plan must be established to convict the accused by invoking Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code. In this case, the appellant was concurrently convicted under Section 302 read with Section 34 of the Indian PenalRead More →

Kolhapur: Municipal Police invoked Section 48(a) of the Wildlife Protection Act 1971 against four unidentified persons who released a snake inside the Kolhapur District Collector’s Office on February 28.Section 48(a) of the law prohibits anyone from handling wild animals and calls for harsh measures, including imprisonment. A case was registeredRead More →

At least there must be factual support for what was alleged in the FIR, the Supreme Court observed in quashing the criminal charges against a woman. The complainant’s case as recorded in the FIR was as follows: the accused married the complainant’s brother on December 11, 2016, and thereafter beganRead More →

In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant has extended restraining orders in the city until January 31 5am. Pant said Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure imposed on Bengaluru will continue until the end of this month. A report in the IndianRead More →

Keeping daughter-in-law’s jewelry for security reasons cannot constitute cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court has said. A bench of judges Indira Banerjee and JK Maheshwari said failure to control an adult brother, live independently or give advice on how to adapt to one’s sister-in-lawRead More →

Keeping daughter-in-law’s jewelry for security reasons cannot constitute cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court has said. A bench of judges Indira Banerjee and JK Maheshwari said failure to control an adult brother, live independently or give advice on how to adapt to one’s sister-in-lawRead More →

The Supreme Court observed that conviction using Section 149 of the Indian Penal Code (felony of belonging to an unlawful assembly) is not sustainable when the co-defendants have been acquitted, making the number of members of alleged unlawful assembly less than 5 and there is no unidentified accused in theRead More →