No different rule for MP, MLA, common people on suspension of conviction: SC
30 March, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
While hearing a matter pertaining to Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal’s plea, the Supreme Court stated on Wednesday that there cannot be a separate rule for a lawmaker and common people on the ...
While hearing a matter pertaining to Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal’s plea, the Supreme Court stated on Wednesday that there cannot be a separate rule for a lawmaker and common people on the issue of the suspension of conviction and sentence in a criminal case.
This remark was made by a bench of justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna while hearing petitions related to the case against Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal.
“If prima facie opinion based on materials before the court reflects that it is a case of acquittal then suspension of conviction can be argued,” the court said.
“There cannot be a different rule for a Member of Parliament and Member of Legislative Assembly for suspension of conviction and sentences,” the court said.
Previously, the Kerala High Court suspended the conviction and sentence of Lakshadweep MP and Nationalist Congress leader (NCP) leader PP Mohammed Faizal and three others in a murder attempt case.
The order was issued in response to a petition filed by Faizal and others challenging a trial court’s order in Lakshadweep in an attempted murder case. Faizal filed the application to have the 10-year sentence suspended.