JUDGEMENT OVERVIEW

JUDGEMENT OVERVIEW

COURT :  Supreme Court of India (Division Bench (DB)- Two Judge)

JUDGEMENT NAME : GUMANSINH @ LALO @ RAJU BHIKHABHAI CHAUHAN & ANR. VERSUS THE STATE OF GUJARAT

 JUDGEMENT DATE : Sept 3, 2021

RELATED SECTIONS : INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860

Section 306 – Abetment of suicide :  If any person under eighteen years of age, any insane person, any delirious person, any idiot, or any person in a state of intoxication, commits suicide, whoever abets the commission of such suicide, shall be punished with death or [imprisonment for life], or imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Section 498 A – Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty :  Whoever counterfeits, or knowingly, performs any part of the process of counterfeiting, any currency-note or bank-note, shall be punished with [imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Explanation. – For the purposes of this section and of sections 489-B, [489-C, 489-D and 489-E], the expression “bank-note” means a promissory note or engagement for the payment of money to bearer on demand issued by any person carrying on the business of banking in any part of the world, or issued by or under the authority of any State or Sovereign Power, and intended to be used as equivalent to, or as a substitute for money.]

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