Presumption of innocence has been recognised as a human right -SC

It is one of the fundamental principles of criminal jurisprudence that an accused is presumed to be innocent till he is proved to be guilty. It is equally well settled that suspicion howsoever strong can never take the place of proof. There is indeed a long distance between accused ?may have committed the offence? and… Read More Presumption of innocence has been recognised as a human right -SC

Meaning of Inherent power of High Court applying criminal Jurisdiction

It is evident that inherent powers can be exercised only to prevent the abuse of the process of the court and to secure the ends of justice. However, powers can be used provided there is no prohibition for passing such an order under the provisions of Code of criminal Procedure. and there is no provision… Read More Meaning of Inherent power of High Court applying criminal Jurisdiction

Application of Issue estoppel in the administration of Criminal Justice

The issue estoppel which is comparatively a recent development in the arena of administration of criminal Justice the matter has been considered by the Supreme Court in several decisions, such as, Pritam Singh v. State of Punjab, Manipur Administration v. Thokchom , Piara Singh v. State of Punjab, , Ravinder Singh v. State of Haryana,… Read More Application of Issue estoppel in the administration of Criminal Justice

Criminal Jurisprudence- Stare decisis

It is trite that every criminal case has its own peculiar facts and circumstances. Undoubtedly, the jurisprudential evolution has brought out certain well accepted principles on the touchstone of which the evidence adduced at the criminal trial is tested or appreciated for its intrinsic worth and, for such purposes, precedents or the past decisions, particularly… Read More Criminal Jurisprudence- Stare decisis