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SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Year of decision: 2014
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Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, Section 138 -- Dishonour of cheque - Three cheques amounting to Rs.14.75 lakhs dishonoured - Three complaints filed - Trial court convicted accused in each case and sentenced him to undergo RI for two years each - High Court reduced sentence from two years to one year each and ordered sentence in all three cases to run concurrently - High..........

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Year of decision: 2014
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Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 482, Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 498A, Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, Section 4 -- Quashing of conviction - Appellant convicted and sentenced to 6 months RI u/s.498-A IPC and S.4 of Dowry Prohibition Act - Parties entered into compromise - Held, even though parties have arrived at a compromise, order of conviction cannot be quashed..........

DELHI HIGH COURT

Year of decision: 2014
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 302, 34, Arms Act, 1959, Section 27 -- Murder - Circumstantial evidence - Recoveries of blood stained clothes and weapon of offence at the instance of accused is doubtful - In the absence of any other evidence merely because blood found on deceased matched with the blood found on clothes of accused and recovered weapons it will not be safe..........

KERALA HIGH COURT

Year of decision: 2014
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Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 394(2), Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 70 -- Abatement of appeal - Death of appellant - In case of an appeal against composite sentence of imprisonment and fine the near relatives of appellant would be entitled to challenge the fine also...........

KERALA HIGH COURT

Year of decision: 2014
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Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 394(2), Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 70 -- Abatement of appeal - If appeal abates it would have the effect of judgment and conviction and sentence thereunder passed by Trial Court being in force - So long as the sentence of fine is not set aside, right of State to realise the fine amount in the manner provided in S.70 of IPC would..........

DELHI HIGH COURT

Year of decision: 2014
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 498A, 304B -- Dowry death - Suicide in matrimonial home in about a year and three months of marriage - Neither victim nor her family members ever lodged any complaint against appellants for harassment or cruelty meted out to victim - Allegations are unspecific, uncertain and vague - Investigation is defective - Statements given by PWs are..........

KERALA HIGH COURT

Year of decision: 2014
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 302, 304 - - Nature of offence - Spontaneous exchange of words as regards sharing of remaining amount after consumption of liquor led to sudden fight in heat of passion between accused and deceased - No prior motive or enmity between them as both are close relatives - No evidence to hold that accused took undue advantage or had acted in an..........

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Year of decision: 2014
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Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 360, 361, Probation of Offenders Act, 1958, Section 6, 4, 3 -- Quantum of sentence - It is imperative for the judge to strike a fine balance between releasing a convict after admonition or on probation or putting such a convict in jail - This can be decided only on a case by case basis but principle of rehabilitation and humanizing..........

CHHATTISGARH HIGH COURT

Year of decision: 2014
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Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 156 -- Police officer who registers crime should not investigate the case as investigation thus made cannot be said to be fair and impartial which causes serious prejudice to accused - Investigation made by same police officer who registered crime - Entire proceedings including conviction followed by sentence vitiated - Accused..........

RAJASTHAN HIGH COURT

Year of decision: 2014
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Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, Section 138 -- Dishonour of cheque - Compromise - Matter referred to mediation and parties entered into compromise - In view of compromise between parties conviction and sentence of accused set aside and quashed...........

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