Courts of law should not be carried away by sentimentalities, conjunctures, surmises or "habitual offender" status of accused: Madras High Court

Courts are bound to proceed on the basis of legal evidence alone, the High Court added.
Justice K Murali Shankar, Madras High Court
Justice K Murali Shankar, Madras High Court

Courts of law should not be carried away by sentimentalities, conjectures or the status of an accused as a habitual offender, the Madras High Court recently had occasion to caution (R Marimuthu @ Samikannu and anr. v The State and ors.).

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