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Punishment for Murder

Penal Code 1860 – Section 302 – Punishment for murder.

Whoever commits murder shall be punished with death or 1[imprisonment for life], and shall also be liable to fine.

1. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., for “transportation for life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).


Murder  of  a  disabled  person is  of  a grave  nature. Manoj Kumar Khokhar v. State of Rajasthan, JT 2022 (1) SC 208

Manoj Kumar Khokhar v. State of Rajasthan

Bail – While elaborate reasons may not be assigned for grant of bail or an extensive discussion of the merits of the case may not be undertaken by the court considering a bail application, an order de hors reasoning or bereft of the relevant reasons cannot result in grant of bail. In such a case the prosecution or the informant has a right to assail the order before a higher forum. JT 2022 (1) SC 208 : 2022 (1) SCALE 368