Section 376DB IPC: Supreme Court asks whether remission can be granted to those sentenced to life for gang-rape of minor girls

The Court was hearing a plea challenging the constitutional validity of Section 376DB IPC to the extent that it prescribes life imprisonment without remission as the minimum sentence.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked whether a provision of law which bars grant of remission to convicts sentenced to life imprisonment for gang rape of girls below 12 years, can be interpreted by courts to allow such remission [Nikhil Shivaji Golait v. Union of India and anr].

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