JOSE @ PAPPACHAN Vs. THE SUB-INSPECTOR OF POLICE, KOYILANDY & ANOTHER
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Jose @ Pappachan
The Sub -Inspector Of Police, Koyilandy And Another
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AMITAVA ROY,J. -
(1.) The appellant stands sequentially convicted by the both
the Courts below under Section 302 of the Indian Penal code
(for short, hereinafter to be referred to as "IPC") and resultantly
sentenced to suffer imprisonment for life and also to pay fine of
Rs. 10000/ -.
(2.) At the trial, he along with his brother Benny Joseph, were indicted under Sections 498A/Section 302 IPC read with
Section 34 IPC for having murdered his wife Neena. The Trial
Court however acquitted both of them of the charge under
Section 498A IPC. The co -accused was also acquitted of the
other charge. To reiterate, the conviction of the appellant under
Section 302 IPC having been sustained by the High Court, he
seeks panacean intervention in the instant appeal.
(3.) We have heard Mr. Basant R., learned senior counsel for the appellant and Mr. G. Prakash, learned counsel for the
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