Conviction or acquittal cannot be set aside merely because there was possibility of joint/ separate trial: Supreme Court

"To set aside the order of conviction or acquittal, it must be proved that the rights of the parties were prejudiced because of the joint or separate trial, as the case may be," the Supreme Court ruled.
Conviction or acquittal cannot be set aside merely because there was possibility of joint/ separate trial: Supreme Court
Justices Chandrachud, Vikram Nath & Nagarathna

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that conviction or acquittal of an accused cannot be set aside merely on the ground that there was a possibility of a joint or a separate trial unless it is proven that the rights of the parties were prejudiced because of the joint or separate trial (Nasib Singh vs State of Punjab).

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