State should exercise its right to challenge acquittals in criminal cases sparingly: Orissa High Court

The right of appeal against acquittal vested in the State Government should be used sparingly and only in cases of public importance or where there has been a grave miscarriage of justice, the Court said.
Orissa High Court
Orissa High Court

The Orissa High Court recently emphasised that the State government should exercise its right to challenge acquittals in criminal cases sparingly and only in cases of public importance or where there has been a grave miscarriage of justice [State of Odisha (Vigilance) v. Debasis Dixit].

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