[2012 Chhawla rape and murder] Courts cannot punish accused based on suspicion: Supreme Court acquits 3 death row convicts

The Court held that the trial court had remained a 'passive umpire' to improper examination of prosecution witnesses and forensic evidence that the police had relied on.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court last week acquitted three death row convicts in the 2012 Chhawla gang-rape and murder case that took place in Delhi's Dwarka, while noting that courts cannot punish accused on the basis of moral conviction (Rahul v. Delhi, MHA & anr)

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