Judge suspended for awarding 10-yr jail term to murder convict

Judge suspended for awarding 10-yr jail term to murder convict
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh High Court today suspended a Sessions Judge for "negligence" in awarding 10-year imprisonment to a murder convict.

Sessions Judge Manjusri of Nampally Criminal court here was suspended for awarding ten years imprisonment to the convict instead of life sentence, court sources said.

The accused was convicted for murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, but the Judge committed an "error" by sentencing him to only ten years in jail, they said.

The High Court perceived that the error was committed by the Judicial Officer due to "negligence" and "dereliction of duty", the sources added.