Murali vs. State (CRA NO.24/2021)

The court held that though there is no doubt that Section 320 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (โ€œCrPCโ€) does not encapsulate Section 324 and 307 IPC under its list of compoundable offences. Given the unequivocal language of Section 320(9) CrPC which explicitly prohibits any compounding except as permitted under the said provision, it would not be possible to compound the appellantsโ€™ offences.

However, the fact of amicable settlement can be a relevant factor for the purpose of reduction in the quantum of sentence.

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