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Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (India)
Section/Order/Article/Rule/Regulation Head Note
Section 7, 13(1)(d)

Reduce the Sentence–
While appreciating the evidence, the High Court should have given proper weight to the views of the trial court as to the credibility of all evidence of PWs 1 and 3. When the findings recorded by the trial court is based upon appreciation of evidence, the High Court was not right in reversing the judgment of the trial court. In so far as the sentence of imprisonment is concerned for conviction under Section 13(1)(d) of the Act, the trial court imposed sentence of imprisonment of two years upon each of the accused. The occurrence was of the year 1991 that is about 27 years ago. Considering the passage of time, we deem it appropriate to reduce the sentence of imprisonment of two years to the statutory minimum imprisonment of one year. The respondents/accused Nos.1 and 2 shall surrender themselves to serve the remaining sentence within two weeks from today, failing which, they shall be taken into custody. .....State of Gujarat =VS= Navinbhai Chandrakant Joshi, (Criminal), 2018 (2) [5 LM (SC) 87] ....View Full Judgment