Being A Woman Not A Ground For Lesser Punishment In All Cases

Being A Woman Not A Ground For Lesser Punishment In All Cases

State of Himachal Pradesh vs Nirmala Devi

Supreme Court

10/04/2017

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. OF 2017 [Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No. 8983 of 2012]

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Being A Woman Not A Ground For Lesser Punishment In All Cases

 

Section 386 Sub clause (b)(i) uses the phrase 'reverse the finding and sentence, whereas Sub clause (iii) uses the phrase 'alter the nature or the extent or the nature and the extent of the sentence'. There is a difference between the word 'reverse' and 'alter', both have been made, contemplating different consequences and circumstances.

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