Chhannu Lal Verma vs The State of Chhattisgarh - Supreme Court Important Judgment

 Chhannu Lal Verma vs The State of Chhattisgarh - Supreme Court Important Judgment 2018 - 


On 28th November, 2018, in the case of Chhannu Lal Verma v. The State of Chhattisgarh [Criminal Appeal No.1482–1483 of 2018], while commuting the death sentence of a multiple murder convict to life imprisonment on consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, it was observed by a three Judge Bench that without the assistance of a psychological/psychiatric assessment and evaluation “it would not be proper to hold that there is no possibility or probability of reform” of a criminal. The Bench observed that “the State has to bear in mind this important aspect while proving by evidence that the convict cannot be reformed or rehabilitated.”

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