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Suspension of Sentence

Radhika Mallick, etc Vs State of Odhisa SLP (Crl) No. 004103-004104 of 2020 | Supreme Court | Status: Disposed | |

The complainant made a complaint stating that while he and his family members were present at their house, about 10 male and 8 female persons arrived at his house in Maoist dress holding guns and forcibly abducted his son. The complainant further stated that the accused were amongst the persons who came to his house on the said day. On the next day, the complaint went in search of his son and found the bullet-ridden dead body near the Church. 8 people faced trial, however, only 3 were convicted. Further, the petitioners have been in judicial custody for the past 9 years without parole, their behavior is good and no complaint has been received from anyone. The appeal is pending in High Court for the past 5 years and has not been heard.

HRLN filed an SLP (Criminal) before the Hon’ble Supreme Court where the petitioners were directed to submit custodial certificates. On 11.12.2020, they were entitled to bail on parity.