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K. Sankara Chenna Basappa Vs. K. Manappa - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtChennai
Decided On
Reported inAIR1925Mad245a
AppellantK. Sankara Chenna Basappa
RespondentK. Manappa
Cases ReferredMohur Singh v. Ghureeba
Excerpt:
- - swaminathen says that he will be quite satisfied, if i reduce the sentence to the period of imprisonment already undergone, i think, in the circumstances, this quite fair and i accordingly make that order and direct that the fine if it has boon collected shall be refunded......if it appears to the court that, independently of the evidence improperly admitted, there is sufficient evidence to justify the decision. if i were competent to dual with facts, i should ignore the evidence which ought not to have admitted, and then consider whether there still remains sufficient evidence to support the conviction, see mohur singh v. ghureeba (1871) 15 w.r. 8. but i am dealing with the matter in revision and i cannot adopt this course. ordinarily in such circumstances, the case will be remanded and the magistrate will be directed to give a finding with reference to admissible evidence only. but unfortunately there was already one remand and i do rot think any useful purpose will be served by prolonging this enquiry. it further appeals that in so far as the civil.....
Judgment:
ORDER

Venkatasubba Rao, J.

1. The appellate Magistrate erred in treating as evidence against the first accused admissions of the second accused. Under Section 167 of the Indian Evidence Act, the improper admission of evidence is not ground of it sell for a reversal of any decision, if it appears to the Court that, independently of the evidence improperly admitted, there is sufficient evidence to justify the decision. If I were competent to dual with facts, I should ignore the evidence which ought not to have admitted, and then consider whether there still remains sufficient evidence to support the conviction, see Mohur Singh v. Ghureeba (1871) 15 W.R. 8. But I am dealing with the matter in revision and I cannot adopt this course. Ordinarily in such circumstances, the case will be remanded and the Magistrate will be directed to give a finding with reference to admissible evidence only. But unfortunately there was already one remand and I do rot think any useful purpose will be served by prolonging this enquiry. It further appeals that in so far as the civil rights of the parties are concerned, they have entered into a compromise and that, a decree has been passed giving effect to it. Dr. Swaminathen says that he will be quite satisfied, if I reduce the sentence to the period of imprisonment already undergone, I think, in the circumstances, this quite fair and I accordingly make that order and direct that the fine if it has boon collected shall be refunded. The balalance of the sentence shall be remitted.


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