Criminal Law Maintainability of appeal of “dead person

[2016 -PCRLJ -1613]
Maintainability of appeal of “dead person”.
Provision of S.431 Cr.P.C made it clear that if an appellant would die during pendency of appeal, said appeal would not abate and legal heirs of deceased/appellant could challenge conviction of appellant on merits to remove a stigma of conviction. Criminal Law Principle

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