Criminal Law; Ahsan Vs. State of U.P. [Supreme Court of India, 29-08-2017]

Penal Code, 1860 – S. 307 – Attempt to Murder – Life Imprisonment – While sentencing the accused, the Court is required to take into account several factors arising in the case, such as the nature of offence committed, the manner in which it was committed, its gravity, the motive behind […]

Murder Trial; Gurpal Singh Vs. State of Punjab [Supreme Court of India, 02-12-2016]

Penal Code, 1860 – Ss. 302 & 307 – accused opened fire, which hit the informant on the side of his head – the accused was overpowered by an uncontrollable fit of anger somuch so that he was deprived of his power of self-control and being drawn in a web of action reflexes, fired […]

Murder Case; Unnikrishnan Vs. State [Kerala High Court, 28-06-2016]

Indian Penal Code, 1860 – Section 302 r/w. 34 – death was due to ‘Septicemia’ following the injuries sustained – whether there is evidence available to punish the appellants for offence under Section 307 IPC – Held, medical evidence on record would prove that the injuries inflicted by the appellants on the deceased was sufficient to cause […]

Attempt to Murder; Podiyan @ Valuthakunju Vs. State [Kerala High Court, 01-03-2016]

Penal Code, 1860 – S. 307 IPC – Attempt to Murder – Intention – Prosecution has to prove the intention or knowledge to commit murder and the actual act of trying to commit murder – therefore the words “such intention” found in S.307 refers to the meaning “intention” referred under S. 300 […]

Criminal Case; Scuffle between Police Officer & Accused with a Revolver

Accused allegedly snatched service revolver of complainant Police Officer and fired shot at him/Conviction by Courts below U/S. 307 and s. 353 IPC and 25(1) Arms Act. Lot of discrepancies in regard to manner in which incident took place. Witnesses resiling from statement. Two bullets sent for examination although specific case of prosecution […]