Legal Shorts; SC:Obligation on court while imposing punishment- How to be exercised- Principles summarized

While imposing punishment, the courts have an obligation to award appropriate punishment. Question of awarding sentence is a matter of discretion and the same has to be exercised by the courts taking into consideration all the relevant circumstances. What sentence would need the ends of justice would depend upon the facts and circumstances of each case and court must keep in mind the gravity of the offence and all other attendant circumstances (Para16)



Jage Ram Vs. State of Haryana.



(2015) 11 SCC 366


Bench Stenghth – 2

Coram: V. Gopala Gowda & R. Banumathi, JJ.


Date of decision: 28-01-2015


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