SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Before :- G.S. Singhvi and Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya, JJ.
Special Leave to Appeal (Crl.) No. 2694 of 2012. D/d. 7.5.2012.
For the Petitioner :- Ms. Nitya Ramakrishnan, Ms. Suhasini Sen, Mr. Rahul Kriplani, Mr. Asit Kumar Roy and Mr. Snehasish Mukherjee, Advocates.
Narayan Sanyal - Petitioner Versus State of Chhatisgarh - Respondent
For the Respondent :- Mr. Mukul Rohatgi, Senior Advocate, Mr. Atul Jha, Mr. Sandeep Jha and Mr. Dharmendra Kumar Sinha, Advocates.
2. We have heard learned counsel for the parties at length and carefully perused the record.
3. Keeping in view the fact that the petitioner is 78 years' old and also the fact that he has been in jail for 6 years, we are satisfied that this is a fit case for suspension of the sentence.
4. Accordingly, the special leave petition is disposed of with the direction that the sentence awarded to the petitioner by the trial Court shall remain suspended and he shall be released on bail on his furnishing bail bond for a sum of Rs. 2 lakh with two sureties of Rs. 1 lakh each to the satisfaction of the trial court.
Petition disposed of.