Compromise between accused and victim no ground for lighter sentence in rape cases; Baldev Singh overruled

Murali Krishnan August 28 2013

The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment yesterday ruled that a compromise between an accused and the rape victim cannot be a ground for reduction of sentence under the proviso to Section 376(2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The judgment was delivered by a 3-judge Bench comprising of Chief Justice P Sathasivam along with Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Ranjana Prakash Desai in an appeal [Shimbu and Anr. v. State of Haryana, Crl. (A) 1278-1279/2013] filed against the decision of the . . .

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