GAGAN KANOJIA Vs. STATE OF PUNJAB
LAWS(SC)-2006-11-141
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on November 24,2006

GAGAN KANOJIA Appellant
VERSUS
STATE OF PUNJAB Respondents





Cited Judgements :-

PRASHANT MAHADEO CHAVAN VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(BOM)-2008-10-5] [REFERRED TO]
STATE VS. NIKHIL @ RAHUL [LAWS(DLH)-2009-11-223] [REFERRED TO]
PREM SINGH YADAV VS. CENTRAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION [LAWS(DLH)-2011-3-212] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF MAHARASHTRA VS. RAMESH MAHIPATI RANDIWE [LAWS(BOM)-2012-6-47] [REFERRED TO]
KALIDAS KUNDLIK LOMTE VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTA [LAWS(BOM)-2023-2-158] [REFERRED TO]
RAVI KUMAR GHAI VS. NCT OF DELHI [LAWS(DLH)-2012-1-326] [REDERRED TO]
RAJENDRA PRASAD SINGH VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2020-12-6] [REFERRED TO]
GAJJU VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2018-12-194] [REFERRED TO]
ISHRAT VS. STATE [LAWS(ALL)-2022-8-56] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF NCT OF DELHI VS. DHARMENDER [LAWS(DLH)-2018-3-449] [REFERRED TO]
SAVITRI DEVI VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2018-4-361] [REFERRED TO]
SHRI SILASH SINGH @ KURID VS. STATE [LAWS(CAL)-2017-12-222] [REFERRED TO]
PARAMASIVAM VS. STATE [LAWS(MAD)-2009-4-88] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF U T CHANDIGARH PROSECUTOR VS. PAPPU PASWAN [LAWS(P&H)-2010-1-403] [REFERRED TO]
ANIL @ LALA VS. STATE OF RAJASTHAN [LAWS(RAJ)-2018-4-27] [REFERRED TO]
MOHD RAEES VS. STATE OF RAJASTHAN [LAWS(RAJ)-2015-4-133] [REFERRED TO]
SASI, S/O.NARAYANAN VS. STATE OF KERALA [LAWS(KER)-2021-12-82] [REFERRED TO]
C MUNIAPPAN VS. STATE OF TAMIL NADU [LAWS(SC)-2010-8-78] [REFERRED TO]
JODHRAJ SINGH VS. STATE OF RAJASTHAN [LAWS(SC)-2007-4-86] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF MAHARASHTRA VS. DNYANESHWAR LAXMAN RAO WANKHEDE [LAWS(SC)-2009-7-97] [REFERRED TO]
RAMESHBHAI MOHANBHAI KOLI VS. STATE OF GUJARAT [LAWS(SC)-2010-10-94] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF M P VS. RAMESH [LAWS(SC)-2011-3-45] [REFERRED TO]
R. PALANISAMY VS. STATE BY INSPECTOR OF POLICE [LAWS(MAD)-2013-4-71] [REFERRED TO]
TRIVENI SHARMA VS. STATE OF BIHAR [LAWS(JHAR)-2023-2-37] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF GUJARAT VS. YUSUFBHAI ALIBHAI SIPAI [LAWS(GJH)-2013-5-107] [REFERRED TO]
KANUBHAI VIRJIBHAI VS. STATE OF GUJARAT [LAWS(GJH)-2013-9-72] [REFERRED TO]
MD. SAHJAMAL ALIAS SAHJAHAN AND OTHERS VS. STATE OF ASSAM [LAWS(GAU)-2010-6-63] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF ASSAM VS. FASIULLAH HUSSAIN@ HAMID MAH-MOOD @ KHALID MAHMOOD [LAWS(GAU)-2013-5-43] [REFERRED TO]
AJAY KUMAR VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2014-11-6] [REFERRED TO]
NIJAM VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(BOM)-2023-8-62] [REFERRED TO]
VINOD & ANR VS. STATE (NCT OF DELHI) [LAWS(DLH)-2018-7-533] [REFERRED TO]
VIPIN KUMAR SAINI VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2019-2-450] [REFERRED TO]
PASHUPATI MUKHIYA VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2020-2-184] [REFERRED TO]
STATE VS. DAMODAR @ DHARAMVEER & ANR [LAWS(DLH)-2019-4-170] [REFERRED TO]
VIMAL KUMAR BAHL VS. DRI [LAWS(DLH)-2009-11-186] [REFERRED TO]
PREETAM SINGH VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2023-4-9] [REFERRED TO]
RAMPRASAD VS. STATE OF RAJASTHAN [LAWS(RAJ)-2015-3-139] [REFERRED TO]
KISHAN SINGH VS. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND [LAWS(UTN)-2017-10-37] [REFERRED TO]
KIRITI PAL AND ORS. VS. STATE OF WEST BENGAL AND ORS. [LAWS(SC)-2015-4-102] [REFERRED TO]
BABLU ALIAS MAHENDRA VS. STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH [LAWS(MPH)-2008-11-24] [REFERRED TO]
SHEMPHANG RANI VS. STATE OF MEGHALAYA [LAWS(MEGH)-2014-12-12] [REFERRED TO]
MAHENDER SINGH VS. STATE OF HARYANA [LAWS(P&H)-2019-5-272] [REFERRED TO]
ABHIJEET SINGH VS. STATE OF PUNJAB [LAWS(P&H)-2019-5-420] [REFERRED TO]
MARBET NONGSIEJ VS. STATE OF MEGHALAYA [LAWS(MEGH)-2020-1-8] [REFERRED TO]
PRAVAT KUMAR BEHERA VS. STATE OF ORISSA [LAWS(ORI)-2013-1-5] [REFERRED TO]
JASWANTBHAI CHATURBHAI NAI & ORS. VS. STATE OF GUJRAT & ANR. [LAWS(BOM)-2017-5-79] [REFERRED TO]
NIVRUTTI S/O GANPATI SADEKAR VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(BOM)-2018-10-37] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH VS. TEK CHAND [LAWS(HPH)-2016-1-24] [REFERRED TO]
CHAIN RAM VS. STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [LAWS(HPH)-2015-7-92] [REFERRED TO]
NEELAM KUMARI AND ORS. VS. STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [LAWS(HPH)-2015-7-63] [REFERRED TO]
DEEPAK RAI VS. STATE ( GNCT OF DELHI) [LAWS(DLH)-2016-7-107] [REFERRED TO]
SACHIN VS. STATE OF NCT OF DELHI [LAWS(DLH)-2018-5-12] [REFERRED TO]
SAHDEO ALIAS CHHOTU YADAV VS. STATE OF CHHATTISGARH [LAWS(CHH)-2009-8-21] [REFERRED TO]
VIJAY LAMA VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2011-12-105] [REFERRED TO]
KRISHNA KUMAR GURUNG VS. STATE OF WEST BENGAL [LAWS(CAL)-2022-12-80] [REFERRED TO]
SANJAY SINGH VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2022-7-62] [REFERRED TO]
KAMLESH VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2016-2-46] [REFERRED TO]
GAJENDRA VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2015-8-80] [REFERRED TO]
BABLU PASI VS. STATE [LAWS(ALL)-2015-7-31] [REFERRED TO]
MAJOR SINGH VS. STATE OF M.P. [LAWS(MPH)-2012-9-271] [REFERRED TO]
MARIYA LEELA W/O.PACKIYARAJ VS. STATE REPRESENTED BYTHE INSPECTOR OF POLICE [LAWS(MAD)-2023-11-72] [REFERRED TO]
KANHU CHARAN NAIK VS. STATE OF ORISSA [LAWS(ORI)-2014-4-71] [REFERRED TO]
BASAWARAJ VS. STATE OF KARNATAKA [LAWS(KAR)-2020-8-478] [REFERRED TO]
MD. RAHMAN VS. THE STATE OF BIHAR [LAWS(PAT)-2018-5-9] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH VS. JOG RAJ AND ORS. [LAWS(HPH)-2015-7-71] [REFERRED TO]
RAMESH HARIJAN VS. STATE OF UP [LAWS(SC)-2012-5-46] [REFERRED TO]
NARENDRABHAI DHIRAJLAL KACHA VS. STATE OF GUJARAT [LAWS(GJH)-2023-9-29] [REFERRED TO]
SANJAY KUMAR KHEMKA, SON OF MANGAL CHAND KHEMKA VS. STATE OF BIHAR [LAWS(PAT)-2012-2-61] [REFERRED TO]
SAKHARAM S/O SITARAM BHISE VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(BOM)-2020-9-201] [REFERRED TO]
KARAM SREENIVASU DORA VS. STATE OF A P [LAWS(APH)-2013-6-97] [REFERRED TO]
BABA KALITA VS. STATE OF ASSAM [LAWS(GAU)-2016-7-27] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF U.P. VS. AJAI MISHRA @ TAINI [LAWS(ALL)-2023-5-32] [REFERRED TO]
VINOD KUMAR & ANIL KUMAR VS. NCT OF DELHI [LAWS(DLH)-2018-8-109] [REFERRED TO]
SUNIL @ SONU VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2018-8-184] [REFERRED TO]
BRAHMADATT PATHAK VS. STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH [LAWS(CHH)-2012-4-83] [REFERRED TO]
MAHESH CHAUDHARY VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2018-10-284] [REFERRED TO]
RAM YAGGA VS. RAM NIWAZ [LAWS(ALL)-2021-6-1] [REFERRED TO]
KISHANLAL & ANR VS. STATE OF M P [LAWS(MPH)-2017-8-117] [REFERRED TO]
ANOJ KUMAR MANDAL VS. STATE OF BIHAR [LAWS(PAT)-2007-9-24] [REFERRED TO]
LALAN MAHTO VS. STATE OF BIHAR [LAWS(PAT)-2022-5-11] [REFERRED TO]
RAJA RAM VS. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND [LAWS(UTN)-2017-10-7] [REFERRED TO]
MANI RAM AND ANOTHER VS. THE STATE OF HARYANA [LAWS(P&H)-2007-11-113] [REFERRED TO]
SMT. PUSHPA VS. STATE OF RAJASTHAN [LAWS(RAJ)-2016-12-40] [REFERRED TO]
FATHESINH MAGANBHAI BARIYA VS. STATE OF GUJARAT [LAWS(GJH)-2012-5-49] [REFERRED TO]
RAHUL VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(BOM)-2020-10-69] [REFERRED TO]
JITENDRA MOTILAL NIRMAL VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(BOM)-2020-10-369] [REFERRED TO]
MAJARAF ALI MAJUMDAR VS. STATE OF ASSAM [LAWS(GAU)-2009-2-14] [REFERRED TO]
HARISCHANDRA DAMU BALDHYE VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(BOM)-2023-8-590] [REFERRED TO]
VIJAY VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(BOM)-2023-11-51] [REFERRED TO]
MOHD MANGAN INSAN @ MANGAN ALI @ ALI @ MANGAT INSAN VS. STATE (NCT OF DELHI) [LAWS(DLH)-2018-7-50] [REFERRED TO]
NETRAM BAGHEL VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2016-2-66] [REFERRED TO]
VINOD KUMAR SOIN @ KAPIL KUMAR VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2009-11-323] [REFERRED TO]
PADUM LAL VS. STATE OF C.G. [LAWS(CHH)-2014-9-36] [REFERRED TO]
NIREN BORDOLOI VS. STATE OF ASSAM [LAWS(GAU)-2023-9-22] [REFERRED TO]
HARI DAS VS. STATE OF ORISSA [LAWS(ORI)-2014-10-62] [REFERRED TO]
MOBIN ANSARI VS. STATE OF JHARKHAND [LAWS(JHAR)-2008-7-19] [REFERRED TO]
PAPPU KHAN VS. STATE OF RAJASTHAN [LAWS(RAJ)-2018-1-454] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF ASSAM VS. FASIULLAH HUSSAIN ALIAS HAMID MAHMOOD & ORS. [LAWS(GAU)-2013-3-72] [REFERRED TO]
FIROZ KHAN AND ORS. VS. NARCOTICS CONTROL BUREAU, SUB ZONE MANDI, DISTT.MANDI [LAWS(HPH)-2016-5-21] [REFERRED TO]
JAGESHWAR VS. STATE [LAWS(ALL)-2015-5-67] [REFERRED TO]
BRIJESH SINGH VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2015-9-107] [REFERRED TO]
KALLOO VS. STATE [LAWS(ALL)-2020-10-30] [REFERRED TO]
WASIM PAHARI VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2013-9-51] [REFERRED TO]
SUBHASH VS. STATE OF NCT OF DELHI [LAWS(DLH)-2012-11-119] [REFERRED TO]
SUHAIB ILYASI VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2018-10-41] [REFERRED TO]
STATE (NCT OF DELHI) VS. SAMAY CHAND [LAWS(DLH)-2018-7-1] [REFERRED TO]
BHUPENDER SINGH VS. STATE OF DELHI [LAWS(DLH)-2018-7-343] [REFERRED TO]
NAVEEN KUMAR VERMA AND ORS. VS. STATE GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI AND ORS. [LAWS(DLH)-2018-7-822] [REFERRED TO]
TIRATH SINGH YADAV VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2019-5-87] [REFERRED TO]
RAMKRUSHNA VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(SC)-2007-4-87] [REFERRED TO]
KHACHAR DIPU @ DILIPBHAI NAKUBHAI VS. STATE OF GUJARAT [LAWS(SC)-2013-4-27] [REFERRED TO]
PRADEEP KUMAR SINGH VS. STATE OF M P [LAWS(MPH)-2008-11-69] [REFERRED TO]
RAGHUNATH BHANJ VS. STATE OF ORISSA [LAWS(ORI)-2015-4-42] [REFERRED TO]
ANIL KUJUR VS. STATE OF ASSAM [LAWS(GAU)-2023-6-84] [REFERRED TO]
KISHANLAL VS. STATE OF M.P. [LAWS(MPH)-2017-8-11] [REFERRED TO]
SHYAM MISHRA VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2022-7-66] [REFERRED TO]
PREM BAHADUR VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2019-7-241] [REFERRED TO]
RAMESH MAHIPATI RANDIWE VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(BOM)-2012-6-42] [REFERRED TO]
AMRUDDIN VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2014-2-306] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH VS. SURESH KUMAR [LAWS(HPH)-2017-9-79] [REFERRED TO]
JOG RAJ VS. STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [LAWS(HPH)-2017-4-27] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH VS. BAL KRISHAN [LAWS(HPH)-2016-9-78] [REFERRED]
KARAN SINGH VS. STATE OF C G [LAWS(CHH)-2014-3-16] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF ASSAM VS. JAVED WAKAR @ MUSAFFA@ MEHRAJ @ ABDUL RAHMAN DANISH [LAWS(GAU)-2013-5-37] [REFERRED TO]
CHAND RAM VS. STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [LAWS(HPH)-2013-1-13] [REFERRED TO]
NASIB CHAND VS. STATE OF H.P. [LAWS(HPH)-2015-4-34] [REFERRED TO]
SOHAN LAL VS. STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [LAWS(HPH)-2016-11-91] [REFERRED TO]
RAVINDRA @ RAVI VS. STATE OF RAJASTHAN [LAWS(RAJ)-2015-12-150] [REFERRED TO]
SHEKHAR ROY, SON OF LATE SHYAM ROY VS. STATE OF SIKKIM [LAWS(SIK)-2015-4-3] [REFERRED TO]
RAJESH YADAV VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(SC)-2022-2-29] [REFERRED TO]
DWARKALAL VS. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA [LAWS(MPH)-2008-10-23] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF HARYANA VS. PUSHPA [LAWS(P&H)-2020-2-176] [REFERRED TO]
MOHD. WASIM VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2012-10-128] [REFERRED TO]
GOPAL @ TITU VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2013-1-155] [REFERRED TO]
KARAMVIR VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2012-8-377] [REFERRED TO]
SONU @ SONU SINGH @ GOPAL VS. STATE GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI [LAWS(DLH)-2012-9-101] [REFERRED TO]
VIJAY PAL VS. STATE OF DELHI [LAWS(DLH)-2014-7-176] [REFERRED TO]
ASHOK KUMAR VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2014-3-178] [REFERRED TO]
RAM PRATAP PANDEY VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2019-4-236] [REFERRED TO]
RAM GOPAL VS. STATE OF U.P. [LAWS(ALL)-2022-11-26] [REFERRED TO]
NEERAJ SAFI VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2018-10-16] [REFERRED TO]
NIRMAL VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2018-9-426] [REFERRED TO]
NARENDER KUMAR VS. STATE [LAWS(DLH)-2019-5-328] [REFERRED TO]
DIGANTAN MUKHERJEE VS. RAJU ROY [LAWS(CAL)-2022-12-52] [REFERRED TO]
PARMESHWAR VS. STATE OF CHHATTISGARH [LAWS(CHH)-2008-8-9] [REFERRED TO]
STATE VS. NIKHIL ALIAS RAHUL [LAWS(DLH)-2009-11-160] [REFERRED TO]
RAKESH KUMAR VS. STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [LAWS(HPH)-2015-3-36] [REFERRED TO]
SHAMSHED ALI VS. STATE OF H.P. [LAWS(HPH)-2015-4-21] [REFERRED TO]
STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH VS. AVINASH KATOCH [LAWS(HPH)-2015-3-104] [REFERRED TO]
JAIVIR SINGH VS. STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [LAWS(HPH)-2011-11-48] [REFERRED TO]
NARESH PALIWAL VS. STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [LAWS(HPH)-2013-1-71] [REFERRED TO]
PRADEEP KUMAR VS. STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [LAWS(HPH)-2013-10-54] [REFERRED TO]
PARVEZBHAI NAVINBHAI RANA VS. STATE OF GUJARAT [LAWS(GJH)-2015-4-323] [REFERRED TO]
LAHU KAMLAKAR PATIL VS. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [LAWS(SC)-2012-12-59] [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

- (1.)Appellants herein were prosecuted for commission of an offence under Sections 364/34, 302/34 and 201/34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 for kidnapping and murdering two children, Abhishek and Heena, aged six and eight years respectively, of one Kamal Kishore. They were sentenced to death. A reference was made to the High Court under Section 366 of the Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
(2.)Appeals were preferred by Appellants also before the High Court.
(3.)By reason of the impugned judgment, the High Court while upholding the judgment and conviction opined that the case cannot be said to be a rarest of rare one meriting award of death penalty.


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