Compromise between accused, complainant cannot be sole mitigating factor to interfere with sentence: Supreme Court

Other aggravating and mitigating factors should also support the accused in order to mold the sentence in favour of the accused, a Bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and Abhay S Oka ruled.
Supreme Court, Jail
Supreme Court, Jail

A compromise entered into between the accused and complainant victim in a criminal case is one of the mitigating factors in interfering with the sentence of the accused but it cannot be the solitary basis for reduction in sentence, the Supreme Court ruled (Bhagwan Narayan Gaikwad v. State of Maharashtra).

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