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ishwar Lal Vs. the State of Rajasthan and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtRajasthan High Court
Decided On
Case NumberS.B. Criminal Revision No. 245 of 1988
Judge
Reported in1991(1)WLN229
Appellantishwar Lal
RespondentThe State of Rajasthan and ors.
DispositionPetition allowed
Excerpt:
.....to life. the accused-party came armed with deadly weapons with a pre-meditation and inflicted injuries on the members of the complainant-party. a part of the body selected by the accused-persons and the way in which the beating were given, prima facie speak about the intention of the accused and a suspicion at this stage can even form the basis for framing the charge under section 307, i.p.c.;revision allowed. - section 2(k), 2(1), 7 & 40 & juvenile justice (care and protection of children) rules, 2007, rule 12 & 98 & juvenile justice act, 1986, section 2(h): [altamas kabir & cyriac joseph, jj] determination as to juvenile - appellant was found to have completed the age of 16 years and 13 days on the date of alleged occurrence - appellant was arrested on 30.11.1998 when the 1986..........to kill the members of the complainant-party and the complainant party received so many injuries. kailash received three injuries and out of which one was on the right parietal region, one on the fore-head and the another one on the left fore-arm. prabhu dayal received one injury on the right neck, basanl s/o kishan lal received as many as five injuries, out of which one is on the fore-head; ratan baireceived one injury, which was a bone-deep injury on the right side of skull frontal region; smt. baburi received one injury; ishwar lal s/o kishan lal received as many as six injuries and out of which three are on the head; kailash s/o kishan lal received as many as ten injuries, out which one was on the head. it was opined by the doctor that one of his injuries was dangerous to life. the.....
Judgment:

B.R. Arora, J.

1. This revision-petition is directed against the order dated August 17,1988, passed by the Sessions Judge, Sirohi, by which the learned Sessions Judge refused to frame charge Under Section 337, I.P.C. against the accused- respondents and sent the case back under Section 228 Cr. P.C. to the learned Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sirohi.

2. On November 15,1985, at about 7.00 p.m. a First Information Report was registered at the Police Station, Sirohi, on the statement of Ishwar Lal, recorded by Jogsingh, Assistant Sub- Inspector of Police, in the Government Hospital, Sirohi, wherein it was stated that on that very day, at about 7.00 p.m., when his brother Kailash was repairing the tube-light, at that lime Revad Ram S/o Shri Kishan came in front of their door and asked Kailash what was the matter and thereafter some altercation took-place and accused hurled abuses and went away. After sometime, he alongwith Kishan, Poonam, Om Prakash, Laxman, Magan S/o Revad, Smt. Guggi W/o Revad, and the wives of Prem, Kishan, Laxman and Om prakash came there armed with deadly weapons. They took-out Kailash out-side the pole and started beating him with lathies. The informant was in the pole and he tried to rescue Kailash. The accused, also gave beatings to the complainant. The complainant and Kailash raised alarm, upon which Prabhu Dayal, Basant, Hajari, Bhuri and Ratan came there and rescued them. These persons, who came there to rescue Kailash and Ishwar, also, received injuries. On the basis of this report, a case was registered under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323 and 452, I.P.C. and the police, after necessary investigation, persented the challan against the accused persons under Sections 307, 452, 325, 323,147,148 and 149, I.P.C. The learned Magistrate committed the accused to stand trial in the Court of the Sessions Judge, Sirohi, as the challan was preferred against the accused under Section 307, I.P.C., also. The learned Sessions Judge, by his order dated August 17, 1988, came to the conclusion that the ingredients of the charge under Section 307, I.P.C were not made-out and he, therefore, sent the case back to the learned Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sirohi, for trial. It is against this order that the present revision-petition has been filed by the petitioner-complainant.

3. I have heard the learned Counsel for the petitioner, the Public Prosecutor for the State and the learned Counsel for the accused-respondents.

4. It is contended by the learned Counsel for the petitioner that the learned lower Court has committed an error in not framing the charge under Section 307, I.P.C. against the accused-respondents, particularly in the circumstances when all the witnesses have stated that the accused persons gave beatings with an intention to kill Kailash and the other injured persons and the Ishwar Lal received as many as six injuries and out of these injuries, three are on the head and one on the chest. According to the doctor, the injuries received by Ishwar Lal were dangerous to life. The other persons of the complainant party also received numerous injuries. He, therefore, submits that looking to the evidence collected by the prosecution during investigation, the ingredients of the offence under Section 307, I.P.C. have been established and the learned lower Court was not justified in not framing the charge under Section 307, I.P.C. The learned Counsel for the accused-respondents, on the other hand, has supported the order passed by the learned lower Court.

5. I have considered the rival submissions made by the counsel for the parties.

6. It is, no doubt, true that at the time of framing the charge, the true veracity of the facts and the evidence, which the prosecution proposes to adduce, are not to be meticulously looked-into. At the stage of framing the charge, if there is a strong suspicion, then the charge should be framed. At that stage, it is to be seen: whether the unrebutted evidence, which the prosecution is to adduce, make-out a case for conviction. If it is so then the chrge should be framed. But if the unrebutted evidence itself does not make-out the case that the accused has committed the offence, then the charge should not be framed. In the present case, the witnesses have specifically stated that the accused-party inflicted injuries with an intention to kill the members of the complainant-party and the complainant party received so many injuries. Kailash received three injuries and out of which one was on the right parietal region, one on the fore-head and the another one on the left fore-arm. Prabhu Dayal received one injury on the right neck, Basanl S/o Kishan Lal received as many as five injuries, out of which one is on the fore-head; Ratan Baireceived one injury, which was a bone-deep injury on the right side of skull frontal region; Smt. Baburi received one injury; Ishwar Lal S/o Kishan Lal received as many as six injuries and out of which three are on the head; Kailash S/o Kishan Lal received as many as ten injuries, out which one was on the head. It was opined by the doctor that one of his injuries was dangerous to life. The accused-party came armed with deadly weapons with a pre-meditation and inflicted injuries on the members of the complainant-party. A part of the body selected by the accused-persons and the way in which the beating were given, prima facie speak about the intention of the accused and a suspicion at this stage can even form the basis for framing the charge under Section 307, I.P.C.

7. The result is that this revision petition filed by the petitioner is allowed. The order dated August 17,1988, passed by the learned Sessions Judge, Sirohi, is set-aside and the case is sent back to him for framing a charge under Section 307, I.P.C. also, alongwith the other charges.


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