Madras HC expresses shock over judge sentencing murder convicts to sentence lesser than prescribed, seeks report

Meera Emmanuel October 19 2019

A Division Bench of the Madras High Court was recently aghast to find that a lower court had imposed a sentence lesser than the statutory sentence prescribed for two murder convicts.

An Additional District and Sessions judge was found to have imposed only a 7 and 10 year imprisonment terms for two murder convicts, although the Indian Penal Code (IPC) prescribes a penalty of either death or life imprisonment for a person found guilty of murder.

The Bench of Justices S Vaidyanathan . . .

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