STATE OF KARNATAKA Vs. S NAGARAJU
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (FROM: KARNATAKA)
STATE OF KARNATAKA
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(2.)Feeling aggrieved by the judgment rendered by the Karnataka High Court in criminal appeal no. 14 of 1996 further reducing the sentence imposed on the accused, respondent herein, the State of Karnataka has filed this appeal assailing the said judgment.
(3.)On the first information report lodged by the prosecutrix PW-1, the respondent was tried for the charge of rape punishable under section 376, indian Penal Code. The trial court on appreciation of the evidence on record, held the accused guilty of the charge of rape and convicted him therefore. Considering the question of appropriate sentence to be imposed, the trial court observed, "therefore, taking into consideration all these aspects, I feel that it is a fit case for sentencing the accused to undergo rigorous imprisonment for two years and this in my view would meet the ends of justice. The accused is sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for two years for the offence under section 376 of Indian Penal Code, 1860. The bail bond of the accused stands cancelled. "
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