Punishment for murder is death or life imprisonment, Supreme Court [Read judgment]

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The Supreme Court today held that the punishment for murder as per Section 302 of Indian Penal code is death or life imprisonment and any punishment less than the life imprisonment is illegal and without the authority of law.

The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Justices RK Agarwal and AM Sapre which expressed its astonishment at the sentence of ten years imprisonment awarded by the Sessions Judge to a murder convict.

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