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Report No. 35

Gujarat High Court

Statement showing the number of cases relating to offences punishable with death by law which came to the High Court in its appellate revisional or confirming jurisdiction during the years 1960 and 1961.



Total number of cases

1960 (From.-5-1960)

1961

1.

Total number of murder cases in the State committed for trial

582

568

2.

Out of the cases in column (1) above, in how many cases sentence of-

(i) death was imposed by the trial Court

4

7

(ii) Life imprisonment was imposed by the trial Court

138

124

(iii) Sentence lesser than the life imprisonment was imposed by the trial courts

136

139

(iv) The accused were acquitted

316

312

3.

Out of the figures in column 2 (i) above, in how many cases the High Court-

(a) confirmed the conviction and sentence of death;

3

4

(b) reduced the sentence and/or acquitted the accused

1

2

4.

Out of the figures in columns 2 (ii), 2 (iii) and 2 (iv) above, in how many cases the High Court on appeal against the conviction-

(i) (a) Confirmed the sentence

94

85

(b) reduced the sentence

16

17

(c) acquitted the accused

33

29

and

(ii) On appeal against acquittal-

(a) confirmed the acquittal

52

53

(b) reversed the order of acquittal and imposed the sentence of

..

..

(1) death

..

..

(2) Imprisonment for life

7

4

(3) Imprisonment for a lesser period

8

4

5.

The total number of cases where the High Court enhanced the sentence from imprisonment of life to a sentence of death

..



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