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Neha Goel, Advocate

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S.C. Khunger, Advocate

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Varinder Singh Kanwar, Advocate

Hittan Nehra, Advocate

Judgments on Suit for damages for murder of a person

Friday, July 22, 2011
Suit for damages for murder of a person

Suit for damages for murder of a person — Contention that there being a specific provision under section 357 of the Cr. P.C. for payment of compensation, a suit for damages would not be maintainable — Held, not tenable — There is a clear and explicit recognition of a civil suit at the instance of the dependents of a person killed, against his/her killers in clauses (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) and sub-section (5) of section 357 of the Code — Further held, rule of double jeopardy has no application in such a case — Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 302 — Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 357 — Constitution of India, 1950, Article 20(2). 

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