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

State of Himachal Pradesh vs Nirmala Devi

Supreme Court


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

About/from the judgment:

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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