Review of Death Penalty XXXIII

Division Bench of High Court of Madhya Pradesh affirmed Death Sentence awarded by Trial Court.

We do not find any reason to doubt correctness of birth certificate. Appellant is held to be less than 16 years and, therefore, maximum punishment could be upto 3 years. His incarceration beyond 3 years would be illegal and, therefore, he should be released forthwith on this count also.

 Hon’ble Justice Vikram Nath, Karan v. State of Madhya Pradesh, [Criminal Appeal Nos. 572-573 of 2019].