Calcutta High Court acquits two acid attack convicts; says conviction cannot be based on suspicion

"On the basis of suspicious circumstances, appellant cannot be held guilty. Suspicion, howsoever high, cannot take the place of proof of guilt," the Court said.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

Suspicion, howsoever high, cannot take the place of proof of guilt, observed the Calcutta High Court recently while acquitting two persons convicted by the trial court in an acid attack case [Jiten Barman v. The State of West Bengal].

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