SUNIL Vs. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
STATE OF MAHARASHTRA
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J.S.KHEHAR, J. -
(1.) Delay condoned.
(2.) The appellant before this Court, was convicted of the offence punishable under Section 302 of the Indian
Penal Code (for short, the 'IPC') for having committed
murder of his wife Nalu Sunil Potdukhe on 17.4.1991, at
or about 8.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The case having been
committed to the Court of Sessions, Wardha, the trial of
the appellant was conducted by the First Ad-hoc
Additional Sessions Judge, Wardha. After recording the
statement of the prosecution witnesses, as also, the
statement of the appellant under section 313 of the Code
of Criminal Procedure (for short, the 'Cr.P.C.'), the
trial court by its judgment and order dated 29.4.2003,
found the appellant guilty of having committed the murder
of his wife Nalu Sunil Potdukhe, and therefore, sentenced
him to suffer imprisonment for life, and to pay a fine of
Rs.500/- (and in default, to suffer rigorous imprisonment
for 15 days).
(3.) Being dissatisfied with the judgment rendered by the trial court, the appellant preferred Criminal Appeal
No.699 of 2003, in the High Court of Judicature at
Bombay, Nagpur Bench, Nagpur (hereinafter referred to as
the 'High Court'). The High Court, vide its judgment
dated 6.5.2009, affirmed the determination rendered by
the trial court. Through the instant criminal appeal, the
appellant has assailed the orders passed by the trial
court as well as the High Court.;
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