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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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English Court’s interlocutory order maintainable: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently ruled that the execution of an order of an English Court related to a dismissal of challenge to its jurisdiction is ‘maintainable’ in Indian courts. Dismissing a number of arguments from the appellant, the … Continue reading

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Central Victim Compensation Fund established: Govt.

Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to set up a Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) with the following key objectives:- (i) To support and supplement the existing Victim Compensation Schemes notified by States/UT Administrations. (ii) To reduce disparity in … Continue reading

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Compact Disc can be accepted as evidence: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that a compact disc can be exhibited as piece of evidence and the parties will have to prove or disprove such evidence in judicial proceedings. Treating a compact disc as a ‘document’ under the … Continue reading

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‘Soon before her death’ not synonymous with ‘immediately before’: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that the expression “soon before her death” as used under Section 304B of Indian Penal Code is a relative expression and is not synonymous with “immediately before”. Section 304B of … Continue reading

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True test of ‘juvenility’ is age and not mental maturity of the offender: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to ‘read down’ the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 (“Act”) to understand that the true test of ‘juvenility’ is not the age but in the level of mental … Continue reading

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Power of High Courts u/S 482 CrPC is distinct and different from the power given to a criminal court u/S 320 CrPC: SC

A large Bench of Supreme Court of India clarified that the power of the High Court in quashing a criminal proceeding or FIR or complaint in exercise of its inherent jurisdiction (Section 482 of Criminal Procedure Code [“Code”]) is distinct … Continue reading

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