Sk. Rahaman @ Rahaman v. State of West Bengal, (SC)
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2016 All SCR (Crl.) 1749
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Before:- Dipak Misra and C. Nagappan, JJ.
Criminal Appeal No. 936 of 2016 (Arising out of SLP (Crl) No. 6877 of 2016). D/d.
Sk. Rahaman @ Rahaman & Anr. - Appellants
State of West Bengal - Respondent
For the Appellants :- Mr. Ranjan Mukherjee, Advocate and Mr. Rauf Rahim, Advocate.
For the Respondent :- Mr. Sowmik Ghosal, Advocate and Mr. Parijat Sinha, Advocate.
Indian Penal Code, 1860 Section 307 Conviction - reduction of sentence - Appellant elderly persons - Suffered immensely - Sentenced for f0ur years - Sentence reduced to 2 years - Each appellant to deposit Rs. 50,000/- before Trial Court.
2. Heard Mr. Ranjan Mukherjee, learned counsel for the appellants and Mr. Sowmik Ghosal, learned counsel for the respondent-State.
3. The appellants have been convicted under Section 307/34 of the Indian Penal Code and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for four years. We are not inclined to interfere with the conviction.
4. It is submitted by Mr. Mukherjee, learned counsel for the appellants that the incident is of 1985 and the appellants are elderly persons. It is put forth that in the meantime, they have suffered immensely. Learned counsel has also suggested for enhancement of amount of compensation. Regard being had to the said submissions, we are inclined to reduce the sentence to two years with the stipulation that each of the appellants shall deposit a sum of Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand only) before the trial court within a period of eight weeks hence. The victims are entitled to withdraw the same on proper identification.
5. With the aforesaid modification in sentence, the appeal stands disposed of.
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