Saturday, 10 November 2018

Whether penal statutes can be expanded by using implication?

 Although we acknowledge the appellant’s
plight who has suffered due to alleged acts of forgery, but
we are not able to appreciate the appellant’s contentions
as a penal statute cannot be expanded by using
implications. Section 464 of the IPC makes it clear that
only the one who makes a false document can be held
liable under the aforesaid provision. It must be borne in
mind that, where there exists no ambiguity, there lies no
scope for interpretation. 
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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
 CRIMINAL APPEAL NOS. 359-360 OF 2010

SHEILA SEBASTIAN  R. JAWAHARAJ & ANR.

Dated:May 11, 2018.

Citation:(2018)7 SCC 581
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