Co-accused cannot be convicted in absence of a separate substantive charge, Delhi HC

Aditi Singh November 19 2018
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The Delhi High Court recently held that in the absence of a substantive charge against a co-accused “alone”, a Trial Court cannot convict him for those offences if the other co-accused who are “collectively charged” for those substantive offence stand acquitted.

The judgment was passed by a Division Bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel in an appeal against the conviction of an accused person for offences under Sections 302, 364 and 201 of the . . .

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