Section 302, IPC : Punishment for Murder

Section 302

Section 302 of the IPC provides for punishement of murder. According to the Section, anyone who commits the crime of murder shall be punished with death, or life imprisonment, and fine. Thus, since murder is a serious and grave crime, only the most serious punishments that are allowed in India i.e. life imprisonment and death, are ordered to be given to the offender. 

It is only after the long trial procedure including arguments, witnesses, evidences, cross-examinations, etc. of both the prosecutor(victim) and the accused’s sides, that the Courts give their final decisions. 

Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case :

According to some reports in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, as far as the investigation is concerned, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the case is considering to add Section 302 of the IPC (Murder) in the case. This comes as the CBI is set to begin its second leg of investigation in the late actor’s death case. 

BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has also said about the SSR case that


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