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Law Governing Arrest of Women in India

March 11, 2011

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Law Governing Arrest of Women in India

There have been various cases where modesty of women has been played with on the name of police arrest. Special provisions have been laid down in the Code of Criminal Procedure and guidelines have been formulated by the Supreme Court to put a check on incidences of Police atrocities on women. Following are the laws which govern […]

Pre-emption is better than cure: Anticipatory Bail under S. 438 of Criminal Procedure Code

January 26, 2011

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Pre-emption is better than cure: Anticipatory Bail under S. 438 of Criminal Procedure Code

Varun Gandhi and Sajjan Kumar are among those who have got it whereas many including Raghuraj Puri (father of accused in the recent Citibank scam) and SPS Rathore were less successful when they sought it. When any scam or controversy erupts –especially those in which criminal sanctions are invoked against the alleged perpetrators- it has […]

Rights of Prisoners in India

July 15, 2010

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Rights of Prisoners in India

Whenever we try imagining a typical jail in our country, the picture which comes to our mind is not exactly charming. News reports often bring into light the ignominious behavior of police with the incarcerated. Gloomy atmosphere, bad food, inadequate medical facilities are some of the basic problems faced by the prisoners. Every convict has […]

Essentials of a First Information Report (FIR)

July 8, 2010

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Essentials of a First Information Report (FIR)

First Information Report serves as the basic document of any matter when it goes to the court through police. Since the cases very much depend upon how the FIR is registered, it is pertinent to file an FIR in a proper manner. There are some points which should be kept in mind while recording the […]

Law Relating to Confession in India

June 29, 2010

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Law Relating to Confession in India

Confession has been a very delicate issue when it comes to the court of law. Here is everything you might like to know about the law relating to confession. Following are the rights conferred upon the person confessing in the court of Law: 1. A confession can only be recorded by a Metropolitan Magistrate or Judicial Magistrate. […]

Plea-bargaining in India: Its Basics

June 10, 2010

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Plea-bargaining in India: Its Basics

The Criminal Law (amendment) Act, 2005 has recognized the idea of plea bargaining in the Indian Criminal Justice System. Plea bargaining simplifies the formal legal procedure as well ensures speedier disposal of cases. But the picture has been rather hazy in the minds of laymen. Who is entitled to bargain plea? What are its pre-requisites? […]

Commemorating 150 years of IPC

March 29, 2010

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Commemorating 150 years of IPC

The IPC observes its 150 years in India. The occasion goes unnoticed in India but Singapore ( which owes a great deal of its laws from IPC) in this May 2010 commemorates the 150 years of IPC in an international event to be held in the National University. The law fraternity in Singapore is resaerching […]

What exactly is Indian Penal Code?

March 24, 2010

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What exactly is Indian Penal Code?

Indian penal code is the skeleton of the Indian criminal justice system. A person in general encounters it either in news reports or whenever he himself gets involved in a criminal case attracting IPC sections. But what exactly Indian Penal code is? How and when did it originate? What is its applicability? How does it […]

Yes, There is difference between Kidnapping and Abduction!

February 11, 2010

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Yes, There is difference between Kidnapping and Abduction!

In general spoken and written English we do not usually pay attention to the difference between two similar terms and use them interchangeably. Kidnapping and abduction are such two terms which are are generally used as synonyms but in the eyes of law they have different meanings- Difference in a nutshell– Kidnapping– Removing a minor away from lawful custody without […]

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