In Gudda v. State of Madhya Pradesh, the appellant caused 19 injuries to the complainant and was convicted under Section 323, I.P.C. and sentenced to R.I. for one month and a fine of Rs. 500/- and to undergo two months’ R.I. in default of payment of fine. On appeal, the High Court ordered the release of the appellant under Section 3 or 4 of the Probation of Offenders Act and directed that he should pay a compensation of Rs. 5000/- to the victim who suffered as many as nineteen injuries.

Likewise, in the case of Raju and others v. State of Madhya Pradesh, the appellants were convicted under Section 323, I.P.C. for causing simple hurt to the complainant. The High Court in appeal allowed the benefit of release on probation to the appellants on the ground that award of sentence is not mandatory for an offence under Section 323, I.P.C. and it may be punishable only with fine.

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Moreover, the appellants being first-offenders and totality of circumstances of the case demanded that they be let-off on payment of fine of Rs. 1000/- each without extending the benefit of probation under Section 3 or 4 or 6 of the Act. The Court further ordered that out of the fine so recovered, an amount of Rs. 3000/- be paid to the complainant as a compensation for the injuries suffered by him.

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