Appellate Court cannot interfere lightly with order of acquittal, Delhi High Court [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel September 3 2019

The Delhi High Court recently reiterated that an order of acquittal in a criminal case cannot be interfered with lightly by an appellate court. In a judgment passed last week, a Division Bench pointed out that an order of acquittal should only be disturbed if there are substantial and compelling reasons to hold that the trial court was wrong.

The Bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal held,

"It is also settled . . .

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