“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 murde