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Tag: Criminal Procedure Code

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  • A Priceless Legacy~I

    A Priceless Legacy~I

    The Evidence Act, framed in the 1870s was so well-drafted that it has stood the test of time for a century and a half, without any change. It is a work of near perfection, if it be so possible in legal drafting. Perhaps there is no other such model statute anywhere in the democratic world even today.

    July 26, 2020
  • Chhattisgarh to withdraw over 300 cases against tribals in Maoist-Affected areas

    Chhattisgarh to withdraw over 300 cases against tribals in Maoist-Affected areas

    The move comes after the indictment of security forces, by a one-member judicial commission set up to probe an alleged encounter in which 17 people, including six minors, were killed in Sarkeguda, in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, in June 2012.

    December 12, 2019
  • Travesty of the Law~II

    Travesty of the Law~II

    The Lokpal can delegate his powers of, say, 'search and seizure' to any subordinate "officer or employee". This is contrary to basic norms of law that a power once delegated cannot be sub-delegated. This is a very dangerous proposition, which may have ramifications on the rule of law since the Lokpal Act is a very critical piece of legislation. It has jurisdiction over the Prime Minister, the entire cabinet, MPs and all Class I officers of the Government of India, Indeed, the entire elected Government is under the Lokpal, so to speak.

    April 30, 2019
  • Detention without a crime

    Detention without a crime

    There is need for greater stringency to ensure that preventive detention laws are not misused, argue Rakesh M K and Dhruv Chatrath

    May 3, 2018
  • Fugitives’ bill scores over existing laws

    Fugitives’ bill scores over existing laws

    In his Budget speech, Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister said the Government was considering introducing legislative changes to confiscate the assets of absconding financial defaulters until they submit to the jurisdiction of the appropriate legal forum. Accordingly a draft Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill has been drawn up, on which the government has sought public comments by …

    May 31, 2017
  • Grounding rowdies

    Grounding rowdies

    On the face of it there would be little cause to nit-pick over the proposed new regulations to ensure that airline passengers behave themselves ~ except to raise the larger query if every “new” crime merits the passage of a new law or upgraded rules, and possibly the setting-up of a supposedly specialised agency to …

    May 9, 2017