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Punjab Amends Law Of Death Penalty To Counterfeit Liquor Sellers

The Punjab cabinet, by amending the Punjab Excise Act, 2014 has initiated death penalty provision for those selling spurious liquor in the state. Amending various sections, the act makes culprit liable for death penalty or life imprisonment besides fine by Rs20 lakh. Moreover, while for the disabilities the perpetrators will be liable for minimum six-year imprisonment with Rs 10L fine, even for cases of no injury bears Rs 2.5L fine and six… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 11:50 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Punjab, Liquor, Punjab Excise Act, life imprisonment, Death Penalty

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Allahabad HC Frees Man Who Spent 20 Years In Jail In False Rape Case

The Allahabad High Court on February 24 acquitted a 43-year-old man from UP's Lalitpur district, who spent 20 years in jail in a false rape case. The man, Vishnu, was serving the life imprisonment in Agra jail after a Dalit woman falsely framed him for rape in September 2000. Reportedly, Vishnu had challenged the session court's judgment in the high court in 2005 but the case remained defective till now.

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 11:45 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Allahabad High Court, Lalitpur, Agra Jail, life imprisonment

Courtesy: The Tribune

Brenton Tarrant

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Christchurch Shooter Sentenced to Unprecedented Punishment: New Zealand

New Zealand mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant on August 27 was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Reportedly, such a sentence is unprecedented in New Zealand's history. Calling the accused's actions "wicked", the judge said that pronouncing a terminable term was not adequate. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also welcomed the sentence, and said, "His deserves to be a lifetime of complete and utter silence."

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 12:13 PM / by Aman Tripathi

Tags: Christchurch Shooting, New Zealand, life imprisonment, Brenton Tarrant

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