Ramesh Vs. State of
M.P. & Ors.  INSC 1849 (3 November 2008)
JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1725 OF 2008 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No.
3874 of 2007) RAMESH .. APPELLANT vs. WITH CRIMINAL APPEAL NOS. 1726&1728
OF 2008 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) Nos. 4152&4072 of 2007) ORDER Leave
Learned counsel for
the parties stated that the matters have been compromised between the parties
and the compromise deed is placed on record.
The case related to
an incident of 1998 but the conviction was under Section 307 of the Indian
Penal Code (IPC). Under Sec. 320 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, an
offence punishable under Sec. 307 is not compoundable.
In the light of the
statutory provisions we are of the view that though no compounding of offence
can be allowed, on the facts and in the circumstances of the case and in the
light of the compromise deed, in our opinion, ends of justice would be met if
the conviction is maintained but sentence already undergone by the accused is
treated as adequate and sufficient.
The Criminal Appeals
are disposed of accordingly.