Right of victim to assist prosecution under Section 24(8) CrPC not available in appeal by convict: Karnataka High Court

The Court ruled that Section 389 of Chapter XXIX of CrPC does not confer any right on the victim to seek impleadment during the consideration of application for suspension of sentence in an appeal by the convict.
Justices G Narendar and MI Arun
Justices G Narendar and MI Arun

In a significant decision, the Karnataka High Court has held the right to assist the prosecution under Section 24(8) of CrPC is not available to the victim in an appeal by the convict under chapter XXIX of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) [Rajesjwari Shetty vs State of Karnataka].

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