Supreme Court sets aside Calcutta High Court order on finding legal aid counsel was appointed hours before award of life sentence

The top court asked the Calcutta High Court to hear afresh an appeal against a murder conviction after it was clear that the legal aid counsel allotted did not have time to prepare for the case.
Calcutta High Court, Supreme Court
Calcutta High Court, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently set aside a Calcutta High Court decision wherein the High Court had awarded the life sentence to a murder accused, on the very same day that it appointed an advocate to defend the accused [Niranjan Das vs State of West Bengal].

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