“Death Penalty breaches reformative theory under criminal law”, Supreme Court [Read judgment]

Pc Ghose and Rohinton nariman

In a major boost for anti-death penalty jurisprudence, the Supreme Court has observed that death penalty breaches the reformative theory of punishment under criminal law.

A Bench of Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Rohinton Nariman made this observation in an appeal filed against a verdict of the Bombay High Court in a double-murder case. The Trial Court had found the accused guilty of murdering his minor child and pregnant wife and awarded death penalty. The High Court had, however, acquitted accused.

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