Supreme Court Judgment – Iqbal and Another vs State of Uttar Pradesh

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1663 OF 2012
IQBAL AND ANOTHER …APPELLANTS
VERSUS
STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH …RESPONDENT

The Supreme Court of India held that in the absence of any other evidence like recovery of stolen jewellery or other articles strengthening the prosecution case, conviction cannot be based solely on the identification of the accused in the test identification parade. Serious doubts arise as regards identification of the accused regarding complicity of the appellants in the commission of dacoity and their identification by the witnesses and the prosecution has failed to prove the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt therefore S.C set aside the conviction on the appealant under Section 396 of IPC and other sentence imposed on him…Read More