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Indian Supreme Court Imposes 1L Cost On Constable Accused Of Killing His Wife For 'Dragging Trial' Over 14 Years

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:40:59

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Police Constable, Fined

A police constable accused of murdering his wife was fined Rupees one lakh by the Supreme Court on Monday for abusing the legal system and dragging the case out for over 14 years.
The police constable filed a special leave petition against the Uttarakhand High Court's order refusing to entertain his application for recording his statement again and refusing to quash the Trial Court's order dated 10.02.2020, which was heard by a bench consisting of CJI NV Ramana, Justice Vineet Saran, and Justice Surya Kant. Even after his statements were recorded in 2013, the High Court stated in its challenged ruling that the accused's desire to examine himself under Section 313 Cr.PC was just a delaying tactic on his part.

 

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