Enhancing Compensation and Modifying Sentences: A Legal Analysis

In a recent legal case, the court delved into a detailed analysis of the compensation and sentences involved. The focus was on enhancing the compensation for the injured party and modifying the sentences imposed. This shift in the legal landscape has significant implications, reflecting the court’s thorough examination of the case. Let’s explore the nuances of the judgment and its impact on the legal framework.


  • P.W.3 sustained a fracture on the finger and other light injuries while plucking Blackberries (Jamuns).
  • Accused persons to pay enhanced compensation of Rs.25,000 to P.W.3 as per the order.
  • Maximum sentence for the accused is one year S.I. as per the Trial Court.
  • Out of the total fine of Rs.30,000, Rs.10,000 is to be given to Saravanan (P.W.3) by way of compensation.
  • Accused have already undergone approximately six months of sentence.
  • Arguments for reducing the sentence based on minor injuries, sudden incident, and young age of accused.
  • Opposition to reducing the sentence due to the severity of injuries.
  • High Court dismissed the revision application and confirmed the conviction by the Trial Court.
  • Current appeal is specifically for considering the quantum of sentence.
  • Notice issued only for the quantum of sentence in the present case.

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  • The maximum sentence to be undergone is one year S.I.
  • The sentence is reduced to the period already undergone.
  • Compensation awarded to P.W.3 is enhanced by Rs.25,000/-.
  • The appeal is allowed in part.
  • Conviction of the accused under various IPC sections is confirmed.
  • Sentences imposed by Trial Court and High Court are modified and reduced.
  • Enhanced compensation of Rs.25,000/- to be paid to P.W.3 within six weeks.

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Case Number: Crl.A. No.-000543-000543 / 2020

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