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Allahabad High Court upholds death penalty in Inspector murder

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Published on 3 March 2016 1:11 PM GMT

Allahabad High Court upholds death penalty in Inspector murder
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Allahabad: Treating the murder of a police inspector in day light by an accused as a rarest of rare case, the Allahabad High Court handed capital punishment to the accused, Pappu alias Chandra Kumar.

A division bench comprised of Justice AK Tripathi and Justice AK Mishra, dismissed the appeal filed by the accused Pappu alias Chandra Kumar against his conviction and confirmed the sentence of death penalty awarded by the session judge of Farrukhabad vide order dated March 30, 2015.

Appearing for the state government advocate, Akhilesh Singh had contended that the nature of crime committed by the accused falls within the category of 'rarest of rare cases'. He argued that the inspector Raj Kumar Singh was murdered in day light by the accused on November 29, 2014 when he had gone to arrest the accused and the gun used by him was recovered.

It might be recalled that inspector was murdered by the accused on November 29, 2014 at police station Kotwali, Farrukhabad , in the evening FIR of the incident was registered on the same day and the accused was arrested on the spot by the police officials, who had accompanied the slain inspector.

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