Supreme Court’s contradictory verdicts reinforce the need for a Bail Act

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Judiciary   Source: Indian Express Direction: It is a legal article. No need to go in-depth, just know the issue. Context: Recently, SC (in Satender Kumar Antil v. CBI) case: The SC has asserted mandatory compliance with Sections 41 and 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). Thus, giving primacy to …

Hasty arrests, near-impossible bail show need for overhaul: CJI

General Studies  2 Syllabus: Structure, organization and functioning of executive and judiciary, CJI etc Source: The Hindu Context: Chief Justice of India said aimless and hasty arrests, locking up undertrial prisoners in jail for long spells and making it almost impossible for them to get bail is proof that the system is in dire need …

Comprehensive reforms are needed in the criminal justice system to ensure effective enforcement of the law, uphold accountability, have a well trained workforce and speedy disposal of the cases. Comment. (250 words)

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 3. Comprehensive reforms are needed in the criminal justice system to ensure effective enforcement of the law, uphold accountability, have a well trained workforce and speedy disposal of the cases. …

Insights into Editorial: Changing the discourse on victim jurisprudence

    Introduction: With the state firmly planted in the driver’s seat, the engine of our criminal justice system runs full throttle in the name of justice; but on-boards only the accused and the functionaries. The primary victims’ mere witnesses in the eyes of the law are side-lined and left to their own resources. The …

Insights into Editorial: Reform with caution: On criminal laws reform

  Context: Committee on Criminal Law Reform: Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted a national level committee for reform in criminal law. There have been several attempts in recent decades to overhaul the body of criminal law, comprising the Indian Penal Code of 1860 vintage, the Code of Criminal Procedure that was …