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
Courtesy: The Indian Express
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.
Courtesy: The Tribune
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."