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Basics of a Police Complaint

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This is an article on the basics of a Police Complaint, what to write, how to write, do’s and don’ts while writing a Police Complaint by Advocate Gurmeet Singh, who is an Advocate practicin...

Human Trafficking Prevention Under Section 370 of IPC, 1860

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Gross violations of human rights make “Human Trafficking” a serious global concern. Anti-trafficking laws in India are covered under a wide range of complex patchworks, ranging from Indian ...

Dissenting opinion of Bench in Rakesh Kumar Paul VS. State of Assam

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Rakesh Kumar Paul Vs. State of Assam The hon’ble Supreme Court in this case by a majority of 2:1 held that case in which punishment with imprisonment extending 10 years shall for the purpose o...

Admissions and Confessions under Indian Evidence Act,1972

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The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 Section 17-31 deal with the provisions related to admission and confessions and their relevancy. Section 17. Admission defined An admission is a statement,8A[oral ...

Provisions Relating Undertrials under United Nations And Other International ...

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1. Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (1955) It has been adopted by the First United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, held at Geneva...

Corrective measures in India

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Punishment as a means to reform the offender was not considered as such during Hindu and Mughal period in India. During this period punishment was mainly based on deterrence. The recognized mod...

Conditions of bail in 498a

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Once the FIR under section. 498a/406 is registered it is better option to take anticipatory bail in the offences as read in the FIR. I have already discussed the chances of anticipatory bail ...

Double Jeopardy

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Double jeopardy is a procedural defence that prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges and on the same facts, following a valid acquittal or conviction....

Custodial Violence – Indian Perspective

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Custodial violence and abuse of police power have emerged a major issue of human rights concern and one of the root obstacles to democracy and development of human well being in contemporary so...

Anticipatory bail

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The right to liberty is the natural right and also the fundamental right of an individual. However, a person has to respect the rights of others recognized by law like the inviolability of thei...