Supreme Court upheld High Court order confirming five-year rigorous imprisonment to trio, cancels bail, after two decades
The Supreme Court on Thursday has upheld the order of the Punjab & Haryana High Court which has confirmed the conviction of trio under Section 307 IPC with a five years rigorous imprisonment while setting aside their conviction under 148 IPC. The Supreme Court cancelled their bail bond and has directed the State of Haryana to take the appellants into custody to serve the remainder of their five-year sentence as awarded by the High Court, in a compliant which was registered two decades back.The court passed its verdict on two criminal appeals filed by Rohtas & Sanjay (jointly) & Bijender against the orders of Punjab & Haryana HC. Though, the High Court had upheld the quantum of sentence passed by the Additional Sessions Judge, Sonipat, but reduced it to five years from seven years, also imposed the fine of Rs 1,00,000/- payable as compensation to the victim-complainant.
A three-judge bench of Justices NV Ramana, Surya Kant & Aniruddha Bose Supreme Court had framed three questions to be answered in the appeals filed by the convicted persons.