Rajasthan man acquitted after wrongfully jailed for 12 years

Jaipur, Sep 30 (IANS): The Rajasthan High Court has acquitted a man who was wrongfully jailed for 12 years in a case related to his wife's murder.

The court has also asked the state government to give the man, Iqbal, Rs 25 lakhs as compensation within three months, as well as the cancellation of a lower court's order of May 11, 2016 which sentenced him to life imprisonment.


Justices Pankaj Bhandari and Bhuvan Goyal gave this order while accepting Iqbal's appeal.

His lawyers Rajesh Goswami and Nikhil Sharma said that on May 13, 2011, Iqbal's wife died of burns but the police had alleged that he killed her.

He was subsequently arrested after which the Jaipur's Special Court for Women Harassment Cases sentenced Iqbal to life imprisonment,

The lower court did not even accept the testimony of the victim's 6-year-old son neither did they question the doctor who treated Iqbal's wife, according to layer Nikhil Sharma.




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  • MH RASHID, Jeddah, Saudi arabia

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    The delays in the Indian judicial system are indeed a matter of great concern. The lengthy process from initiation of a case to the final verdict often takes decades, and this has far-reaching consequences, especially for those who are innocent but are held in custody during this time. It can perpetuate suffering, disrupt lives, and have serious social and economical consequences. Innocent people lose valuable years of their lives.

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    Sat, Sep 30 2023

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  • MH RASHID, Jeddah, Saudi arabia

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

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