Difference between procedure to be adopted by Magistrate in inquiry for an offence committed by a person of unsound mind and person suffering from mental retardation

Law web/ September 17, 2020/ Indian Law

 Thus, in law, there exists a clear distinction between a mentally ill person and a person suffering from mental retardation. In Suchita Srivastava and another vs. Chandigarh Administration(2009) 9 SCC 1, the Supreme Court held that this distinction  can be collapsed for the purpose of empowering these respective classes of persons, but, cannot be disregarded so as to interfere with their
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