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Depression Not Unsoundness of Mind For S. 84, IPC: Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Against Dismissal By Ex-Army man

The Supreme Court observed that ‘depression’ does not qualify as ‘unsound mind’ for the purpose of entitling one to the defence under Section 84, IPC. The bench of Justices Rohinton Nariman, Navin Sinha and Krishna Murari was hearing an appeal against a 2018 order of dismissal passed by the Armed Forces Tribunal, Regional Bench, Lucknow. “The question is whether depression can be regarded as unsoundness of mind”, advanced the counsel for the appellant.

Asia Law Offices advised a major transnational strategic collaboration between its client, UAE-Based Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, and Swiss pharma major Acino Pharmaceuticals.

ALO represented Pharmax in the structuring and closure of entire transaction documents of the significant collaboration.

The collaboration framework extends to licensing, manufacturing, and supply of Acino formulations within the gastroenterology and the cardiovascular space throughout the Middle East and Africa.