Except in rape cases, trial courts can't sentence convicts to life imprisonment till death: Calcutta High Court

A Bench of Justices Joymalya Bagchi and Bivas Pattanayak reiterated that life imprisonment till one's death can only be imposed by the higher judiciary when commuting death sentences.
Except in rape cases, trial courts can't sentence convicts to life imprisonment till death: Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday issued a directive to trial courts in West Bengal stating that a sentence of life imprisonment till death, without any scope of remission, can only be passed in rape cases [Monirul Molla v. State of West Bengal].

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