Updated: Aug 18, 2021
: ‘Judicial innovation’ helps SC avoid awarding death penalty
Death penalty DP = condemned worldwide ; Life Imprisonment for 14 years = seems little low for brutal cases. So what can we do ?
Union of India V. Sriharan a/ Murugan = SC said that - we veered away from DP and will give jail time for 25-30 yrs without being released on remission = THIS WILL BE KNOWN AS "SPL.CATEGORY ". Origin -Swami Shraddananda V. State of Karnataka.
WHY? Because no party (society or accused ) is loser.
Law commission chairman welcomes this judicial innovation of "spl category which does away with DP"