Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Supreme Court substitutes death sentence by L.I.

When Supreme Court substitutes death sentence imposed by the trial court and confirmed by the High Court by a sentence of imprisonment for life, it deserves appreciation.  Each such decision by the Supreme Court helps to correct the distortions which marked the jurisprudence over the years.  In today's judgment in Rajesh Kumar v The State through the Government of NCT of Delhi, Justices A.K.Ganguly and D.K.Jain explain how the HC erred in awarding death sentence to the convict. 
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