Kerala HC grants relief to former Lakshadweep MP in an attempted murder case and suspends sentence.
In a relief to former Lakshadweep MP Mohammad Faizal, the Kerala High Court on Wednesday suspended the conviction and 10-year jail term awarded to him in an attempt to murder case.
The court also granted relief to three other convicts in the case, including Faizal`s brother. The specified order of the High Court isn’t available.
Deputy Solicitor General of India (DSGI) Manu S, appearing for the Lakshadweep administration, confirmed the order of the High Court.
The order came on a joint petition filed by Faizal and three others against the sentence awarded by the sessions court in Lakshadweep.
Kerala HC grants relief to former Lakshadweep MP: Verdict Suspended.
Lakshadweep’s Union Territory opposed probation for those convicted, saying it would undermine public confidence in the trial if convicted.
He also said the crimes committed by Faisal and his brother shocked the island community, where crime is rare. Faisal’s brother was a public school teacher.
Their release would send the wrong signal to society.
The Lakshadweep management stated their launch might ship the incorrect message to society. There are 37 defendants in this case. Two of them died and the case against them was closed.
Of the remaining 35 accused, four including the former MP and his brother were convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, while the rest were acquitted.
Andhra Pradesh: Rape and murder of 7-year-old girl, the court gives death sentence to the accused.
A court in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district on Wednesday sentenced a man to death for raping and killing a seven-year-old girl in July 2021.
Special POCSO court judge M A Somashekar found accused D Siddaiah guilty under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and relevant sections of the IPC and sentenced him to death.
The girl`s frame changed into discovered in a plastic bag in a drainage canal on the outskirts of Ambavaram village in Giddalur mandal of the district after she went lacking on July 8, 2021.
The girl’s parents filed a police report after the incident and the case was registered with the relevant POCSO and IPC departments of Giddalur Police Station.
Taking the case seriously, Prakasam Provincial Police Chief Mallika Garg instructed the police to thoroughly investigate the case and to arrest the accused immediately after collecting the appropriate physical evidence.