“Want Daughters To Be Safe; From Where Do One Get Decide To Throw Acid?”: Gujarat HC Refuses To Suspend Sentence

Case title – Jayeshkumar Budhabhai Zala v. State Of Gujarat

The Gujarat court on weekday refused to suspend the sentence of a man guilty under Section 326A of the Indian Penal Code, stressing that the Court desires the daughters to be safe and further questioned that from where does one get the thought of throwing acid?.

The Bench of Justice Paresh Upadhyay was hearing the plea of a man who has been guilty for throwing acid on a 19-year-old woman, Who had rejected marraige proposal of convict.

The applicant had been guilty by the Special judge, city Civil and Sessions Court, Ahmedabad below Section 326(A) of the Indian codification . The sentence awarded is rigorous imprisonment for ten years.

Denying to suspend of the sentence who as been in jail since 2015.the Bench observed:

“We want our daughters to be safe…daughters not able to walk safely on road…from where does one get the thought of throwing acid?

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