Allowing a revision petition from a man aspiring to join the Police Department, the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) has modified an order acquitting him in a case by giving the “benefit of doubt” to that of an “honorable acquittal.”
The petitioner, R Prabhakaran of Ramanathapuram submitted that he was charged with offences under Section 341 and 427 of the IPC in February 2011 after he and three others were accused of damaging the rear windshield of a bus. But the trial court had acquitted him by giving him the benefit of doubt.
Now he is aspiring to join the Police Department. Since the High Court had earlier ruled that persons acquitted due to benefit of doubt cannot be appointed in the Police Department, he moved the court seeking to alter the grounds of his acquittal.