19 February, 2019 Important Judgments Supreme Court
1. State of Madhya Pradesh v. Harjeet Singh& Anr.
“If the assailant acts with the intention or knowledge that such action might cause death, and hurt is caused, then the provisions of Section 307 I.P.C. would be applicable”
In State of MP vs. Harjeet Singh, the High court had converted the conviction of the accused from Section 307 to Section 324 of the Indian Penal Code on the ground that the injuries inflicted were on “unimportant parts” of the Complainant’s body. The High court’ The Accused /Respondents having an intention to commit murder would never cause injuries over such “unimportant” parts of the body, the High court had observed.
The bench comprising Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Vineet Saran
3. MMTC Ltd. vs. Vedanta Ltd.
The Supreme Court has observed that, a court while considering an appeal under Section 37 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, cannot undertake an independent assessment of the merits of the award.
The bench comprising Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar and Justice Vineet Saran.