BENSON Vs. STATE OF KERALA
LAWS(SC)-2016-10-21
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on October 03,2016

BENSON Appellant
VERSUS
STATE OF KERALA Respondents

JUDGEMENT

UDAY UMESH LALIT,J. - (1.) Leave granted. These appeals by Special Leave arise out of judgments and orders passed by the High Court of Kerala in Criminal Revision Petition Nos. (i) 808 of 2015 on 16.09.2015, (ii) 859 of 2015 on 16.09.2015, (iii) 858 of 2015 on 14.09.2015 and (iv) 670 of 2015 on 17.09.2015.
(2.) On the allegation that the appellant was involved in committing thefts he was charged of having committed offences on different occasions and was separately tried in i) CC No.158 of 2004 before Judicial Magistrate First Class, Chavakkad for offences punishable under Section 379, 414 read with 34 IPC, ii) CC No.1039 of 2003 by Judicial Magistrate First Class, Chavakkad for offences punishable under Section 379, 414 read with 34 IPC, iii) CC No.390 of 2004 by Judicial Magistrate First Class, Chavakkad for offences punishable under Section 379, 414 read with 34 IPC and (iv) CC No.1168 of 2006 by Judicial Magistrate First Class, Kunnamkulam. By separate judgments, the appellant was convicted and sentenced in each of the aforesaid crimes. The respective appeals preferred by the appellant were dismissed by the Sessions Judge, Thrissur. The appellant filed Criminal Revision Petitions in the High Court which were also dismissed. The following chart would disclose the relevant details:- JUDGEMENT_21_LAWS(SC)10_2016.jpg
(3.) These matters came up on 22.04.2016 when this Court noted the submissions of the learned counsel for the appellant regarding concurrent running of sentences and issued notice to the State. The learned counsel appearing for the State has produced before us communication dated 27.05.2016 from the Director General of Prisons and Correctional Services, which is as under:- JUDGEMENT_21_LAWS(SC)10_20161.jpg JUDGEMENT_21_LAWS(SC)10_20162.jpg JUDGEMENT_21_LAWS(SC)10_20163.jpg JUDGEMENT_21_LAWS(SC)10_20164.jpg ;


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