Code of Criminal Procedure Act, Sec.183 – Criminal trial – plea of guilt and plea bargaining – sentence – duty of the Judge – facts to be considered –
Whether a “plea of guilty” amounts to”plea bargaining” is a matter of proof. Every “plea of guilty” which is a part of the statutory process in a criminal trial, cannot be said to be a “plea bargaining” ipso facto.It is a matter requiring evaluation of the factual profile of each accused in criminal trial before reaching a specific conclusion of it being only a “plea bargaining” and not a plea of guilty simpliciter. It must be based upon facts and proof, not on fanciful surmises without the necessary factual supporting profile for that.
Officer-in Charge, Police Station, Sewanagala
SC APPEAL NO.204/2015