Supreme Court: Order of Acquittal Should Not Be Interfered With Lightly

Supreme Court says appellate court must consider every reason that weighed with judge concerned when recording acquittal . The High Court denied the petition and the accusers judgement on the IPC charge .

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that an order of acquittal should not be considered lightly when restoring the exoneration of a man accused of subjecting his wife to cruelty.The appellate court said that before dismissing the case, the appellate court must consider every reason that weighed with the judge concerned when recording acquittal.According to the case, the High Court denied the petition and the accuser's judgement on the IPC charge, which relates to marrying again during the lifetime of a husband or wife, and the trial court reversed the decision.The high court dismissed the charge, and the accused filed an appeal, which was deemed to have cured the accused of the charge under section 498-A of the IPC.The case was transferred to the high court, where the complainant had received a notification from a competent civil court that she was the wife of the defendant, and since he has lodged a second appeal, the prosecution has failed to show that he had married the other woman.