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In Re: Andi thevan - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtChennai
Decided On
Judge
Reported inAIR1949Mad650; 1949CriLJ933
AppellantIn Re: Andi thevan
Excerpt:
- - the law on the point is well settled......or, to put it in other words, the verdict is perverse. we cannot bay on the evidence on record that the verdict in this caso is such that no reasonable man would come to a conclusion which the jury has come to in this case. we, therefore, reject the reference and acquit accused no. 1 also.
Judgment:

Subba Rao, J.

1. This is a reference undei Section 307, Criminal P. O. by the Assistant SeBsiona Judge, Madura. The four accused in the case were charged with an offence under Section 395, Penal Code. The jury by a majority of four to one found that accused 1 to 3 were not guilty, and unanimously found that the fourth accused was not guilty. The learned Assistant Sessions Judge agreed with the verdiot of the jury so far as accused 2 to 4 were concerned, but in regard to accused no. l he differed from the verdict of the jury and referred this caBs to the High Court. The evidence against the first accused mainly consists of the oral evidence of p. ws. 8 to 5. The same evidence also was relied upon by the prosecution in regard to accused 2 to i, The charge to the jury was very fair: and, in acoor-dance with the directions given by the Judge, the jury appreciated the evidence and refused to believe the witnesses called by the prosecution. The law on the point is well settled. The High Court, in a reference made under Section 807, Criminal P. C, can interfere with the verdict of the jury only if the verdict is such that no reasonable man would come to that conclusion, or, to put it in other words, the verdict is perverse. We cannot Bay on the evidence on record that the verdict in this caso is such that no reasonable man would come to a conclusion which the jury has come to in this case. We, therefore, reject the reference and acquit accused No. 1 also.


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