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Identity of victims of sexual abuse should be protected: SC

The Supreme Court of India lately had an opportunity to review ‘how and in what manner’ the identity of adult victims of rape and children who are victims of sexual abuse should be protected so that they are not subjected … Continue reading

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Section 497 (Adultery) declared unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India struck down as unconstitutional the penal provision on adultery saying that the law affected individual dignity and equality of women. “Any system treating a woman with indignity, inequity and inequality or … Continue reading

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Accused entitled to get bail as per law: SC

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that an accused is entitled to get bail under Code of Criminal Procedure even though the charge sheet filed by police was returned by the lower court on technical reasons. “The fact of … Continue reading

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Appellate court has power to stay conviction under CrPC: SC

The Supreme Court of India has clarified that an appellate court has power to stay conviction under Code of Criminal Procedure and upon such stay, disqualification of a member of Parliament or State legislature under Representation of the People Act … Continue reading

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Retrial only in exceptional cases: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that a court should consider re-trial only when the trial is vitiated by serious illegality or irregularity that could result in miscarriage of justice. “The circumstances that should exist for warranting retrial must be … Continue reading

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No limit on inherent powers of High Court u/s 482 CrPC: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that there is no limitation on the inherent power of the High Courts under Section 482 of Criminal Procedure Code (“Cr.P.C.”) to accept petitions and the availability of alternative remedy of criminal revision … Continue reading

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FIRs’ to be uploaded within 24 hrs after registration: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that First Information Report (“FIR”) shall be uploaded on the police websites or on a State’s official website (if there is no police website) within twenty-four (24) hours of being registered so that the … Continue reading

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