SC suspends sentence and grants bail to murder convict, pending appeal in HC

Updated: Oct 2 2023 4:51PM

New Delhi, Oct 2 (PTI) The Supreme Court has suspended the sentence and granted bail to a murder convict who was awarded a life term by the trial court and had undergone incarceration of more than 11 years.

A bench of justices Abhay S Oka and Pankaj Mithal ordered that convict Dinesh alias Paul Daniel Khajekar be released on bail pending the final disposal of the appeal by the Bombay High Court.

Dinesh was arrested on October 29, 2011, when he was 20 years old, in connection with the death of a man in a scuffle involving him and others. He is at present 32 years old and his appeal has been pending in the High Court for the past six years, according to his lawyer.