Appeal against conviction cannot be dismissed on ground that convict is absconding: Supreme Court

A division bench of Justices Abhay S Oka and MM Sundresh was hearing an appeal assailing a decision of the Patna High Court which had dismissed the appeal of the accused on the ground that the appellant was absconding.
Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice MM Sundresh
Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice MM Sundresh

The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that an appeal filed under Section 374 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) by the accused against his conviction cannot be dismissed on the ground that he is absconding [Dhananjay Rai @ Guddu Rai v. State of Bihar].

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