R VS Lichniak - 25 Nov 02

Mandatory life sentence for murder has a denunciatory value, expressing society s view of a crime which has long been regarded with peculiar abhorrence.

India - Supreme Court

Sunkari Soma Narsaiah VS State of A. P. , rep. by its Public Prosecutor - 10 Mar 14

Illicit relationship provides motive to commit murder.

India - Andhra

Shyam Rajak S/o Late Krishna Rajak VS State of Assam - 20 Apr 21

Offence of Murder - Proof of motive to commit murder - conviction upheld.

India - Gauhati


Karnataka Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1974-Section 4(1)-Validity of show cause notice-requirement of furnishing grounds in the notice of showing cause has to be satisfied-show cause notice not fulfilling the requirement held invalid.Karnataka Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1974-Section 5-Order of eviction-order of eviction passed without considering application for renewal of licence set aside.

India - Karnataka

Bhikhari Pandey @ Ganpati Pandey VS State of Bihar - 26 Jun 18

Intention to commit murder cannot be presumed.

India - Crimes


(Indian) Penal Code, 1860—Sections 147, 148, 149, 323/302—Murder—Conviction—Giving description of weapons first time in Court puts shadow of doubts—Accused had no strong motive to commit murder of deceased—Moreover, it does not stand to reason that merely because of objection of deceased and first informant to restrain 'R' from collecting mahua from tree of 'S', accused persons would have commit murder—Accused persons might harbouring grude against deceased but they had to strong motive to commit his murder—Therefore, motive of incident is very weak, which too has not been established—Conviction set aside. Appeal Allowed.

India - Allahabad

Raghu Hari VS State of Jharkhand - 15 Apr 15

Indian Penal Code, 1860—Sections 302/34—Murder—Common intention—Conviction—Evidence of eye-witnesses corroborated by medical evidence and by objective finding of Investigating Officer—Appellant had motive to commit murder of deceased and other appellants had no mens rea to commit murder of deceased—Conviction and sentence modified.

India - Jharkhand


Neither intention to commit murder not participation by io-accused in the occurrence.

India - Madras

SALIM VS STATE OF U. P. - 04 Aug 09

(Indian) Penal Code, 1860—Sections 307 and 302—Murder—Attempt to murder—Conviction—Sustainability of—Appellant contracted marriage with deceased—Post-mortem examination report proved by doctor—Appellant had requisite intention to commit murder—Preplanned murder—Criminal intention shown—Repeated blow by sharp edged weapon on vital parts of body causing damage to internal organs of deceased—Unerringly indicates intention to commit murder—Case of prosecution squarely falls in more than one clause of Section 300 of IPC—Witnesses supported prosecution version in all its material aspects—Conviction upheld.Appeal Dismissed.

India - Allahabad

Nussli (Switzerland) VS Organizing Commit. Commonwealth Gam. 2010 - 11 Apr 12

Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 – Section 9, 11, 12 and 17 – Allegations – Not Remit – Arbitrator – Learned senior counsel parties bare perusal of pleadings would indicate that issues raised herein are of significance to a large number of parties who were participants in execution of various projects either prior to during or after Commonwealth – Court has passed following order meantime Respondent will not remit payment to Respondent not already done till next date of hearing – Held, Arbitration according to agreement however Arbitrators shall be at liberty to hold meetings of Arbitration at any convenient place learned senior counsel for both parties have agreed that matter ought to be referred to Arbitration learned senior counsel appearing for Respondent submits that serious issues would arise which are currently under investigation of the CBI, which may ultimately culminate into certain conclusions which could result in invalidation of contract from inception – Petition is ...

India - Supreme Court