Pre-Trial Proceedings

Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) is the procedural law for conducting a criminal trial in India. The basic importance of criminal procedure has to be borne in mind, as it is the procedure that spells much of the difference between rule of law and rule by whim and caprice.[1] A Fair trial means that bothContinue reading “Pre-Trial Proceedings”

Constitutional Riddle in Solitary Confinement

“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” A famous quote by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who himself spent twenty-seven years of his life inside the prison. In India, thereContinue reading “Constitutional Riddle in Solitary Confinement”

Tender of Pardon under the Code of Criminal Procedure

A Pardon is an act of mercy or forgiveness. Tender means “offer”. Tender of pardon thus means an offer of mercy or forgiveness given to a person who is accused of committing, attempting to commit, or being otherwise involved in the commission of a certain offence. A pardon exempts the individual on whom it isContinue reading “Tender of Pardon under the Code of Criminal Procedure”

The Principles of Police Interrogation: An Approach Towards an Ideal System

The Police as an institution plays a very significant role in maintaining a balance in the societal norms. In the hours of need, a policeman happens to be the most appropriate person to approach, facilitated by the Police Manuals which put forth that a police station is supposed to be a dynamic institution where anyoneContinue reading “The Principles of Police Interrogation: An Approach Towards an Ideal System”

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace

Sexual Harassment at workplace is a problem that is faced by women all around the world and it is not only limited to underdeveloped countries and developing nations but it takes place even in most developed and advanced countries, in every sphere of life women are tried to be oppressed and dominated. Sexual harassment atContinue reading “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace”

Kinds of Trials under the Code of Criminal Procedure

The trial is a crucial point in any criminal proceeding. The CrPC does not provide for any specific definition of a ‘trial’. In the basic sense, it means the judicial adjudication of a person’s guilt or innocence.  Sec. 190 of the CrPC talks of the conditions that need to be fulfilled before proceedings can beContinue reading “Kinds of Trials under the Code of Criminal Procedure”