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Ranchhod and ors. Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtSupreme Court of India
Decided On
Case NumberCriminal Appeal No. 161 of 1974
Judge
Reported in1981(3)SCALE1802; (1982)1SCC436; 1982(14)LC67(SC)
ActsIndian Penal Code (IPC), 1860 - Sections 149 and 302
AppellantRanchhod and ors.
RespondentState of Madhya Pradesh
Excerpt:
.....penalty. where a sentence of death is passed, the sessions judge has to make a reference to the high court under s. 366, sub-s. (1) of the code. under s. 367, sub-s. (1) if the high court thinks a further inquiry should be made into, or additional evedence taken upon, any point bearing upon the guilt or innocence of the convicted person, it may make such inquiry or take such evidence itself, or direct it to be made or taken by the court of sessions. in a case submitted under s. 366, the high court under s. 368(a) may either confirm the sentence, or pass any other sentence, i.e. reduce the sentence of death into a sentence of imprisonment for life. thereafter an appeal lies to this court by a special leave under article 136 on the question of sentence. [159e-h] failing the appeal,..........section 302 read with section 149 of the indian penal code alleged to have been committed during the course of an occurrence as a result of which one bhanwar singh of village banbani and his 3 sons lost their lives. we have also been taken through the relevant portions of the evidence by learned counsel for the appellants whom we have heard at length in support of the appeal. after giving the case our serious consideration, we are of the opinion that the impugned judgment calls for no interference in as much as we find ourselves in full agreement with the conclusions arrived at by the high court as also with the reasons put forward by it in support thereof and adopt the same. the appeal is accordingly dismissed.
Judgment:

A.D. Koshal, J.

1. We have perused the judgment of the trial court which acquitted all the 21 accused arraigned before it including the 7 appellants, as also that of the High Court sentencing each of the appellants to imprisonment for life for an offence under Section 302 read with Section 149 of the Indian Penal Code alleged to have been committed during the course of an occurrence as a result of which one Bhanwar Singh of village Banbani and his 3 sons lost their lives. We have also been taken through the relevant portions of the evidence by learned Counsel for the appellants whom we have heard at length in support of the appeal. After giving the case our serious consideration, we are of the opinion that the impugned judgment calls for no interference in as much as we find ourselves in full agreement with the conclusions arrived at by the High Court as also with the reasons put forward by it in support thereof and adopt the same. The appeal is accordingly dismissed.


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