Bharat currently practices as an Independent Counsel.

A quick review of ‘Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World’ by Fareed Zakaria.

I didn’t imagine 2020 to shape out the way that it did. And my guess is – you didn’t, either. ‘The most well laid out schemes of mice and men … Continue reading A quick review of ‘Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World’ by Fareed Zakaria.

Key takeaways from the SC verdict in Arnab Goswami bail matter

The Court starts off by examining the scope of scrutiny & jurisdiction of the High Court – while acting under Article 226 of the Constitution and Section 482 of the … Continue reading Key takeaways from the SC verdict in Arnab Goswami bail matter

Arbitrary Execution of Foreign Letters of Request under the PMLA.

Authored by Bharat Chugh and Nimrah Alvi[1] First published by Bar & Bench at https://www.barandbench.com/columns/arbitrary-execution-of-foreign-letters-of-request-under-the-pmla I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely … Continue reading Arbitrary Execution of Foreign Letters of Request under the PMLA.

Who really is a “police officer?”. A quick case comment on the Supreme Court decision in Tofan Singh v. State of Tamil Nadu (2020 SCC OnLine SC 882)

Isn’t it too late in the day to be deciding this, you ask? Shouldn’t something like this – which goes to the very basics of a criminal justice system – … Continue reading Who really is a “police officer?”. A quick case comment on the Supreme Court decision in Tofan Singh v. State of Tamil Nadu (2020 SCC OnLine SC 882)

COVID and White Collar Crime

There’s hardly any webinar on the effects of the pandemic that gets concluded without the wise panelists exhorting us – in Churchill’s words not to “let a perfectly good crisis go to waste..”; … Continue reading COVID and White Collar Crime

Some Thoughts on Answer Writing and a Model Answer (DJS)…

A lot of you have written to me – the past few weeks, seeking guidance on answer writing. The importance of writing better and more clearly cannot be emphasised enough. … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Answer Writing and a Model Answer (DJS)…

A Charter For Reform in Procedural Criminal Laws | Ensuring ‘Justice’ in the Criminal Justice System

Nothing affects our lives and our liberty more directly than criminal law, and yet, nothing has been treated with greater disdain as far as law reform is concerned. We’ve talked … Continue reading A Charter For Reform in Procedural Criminal Laws | Ensuring ‘Justice’ in the Criminal Justice System

Tips for Judicial Service examination preparation; A Guest Post by Mr. Pratik Sagar (Civil Judge, 30th Batch, Bihar)

This is a guest post by the very talented young judge – Pratik Sagar, (Civil Judge, 30th batch, Bihar). This is how it goes: Hello, hope you are doing fine! If … Continue reading Tips for Judicial Service examination preparation; A Guest Post by Mr. Pratik Sagar (Civil Judge, 30th Batch, Bihar)

Issues relating to Multiple FIRs/Chargesheets, Joinder of Charges/Accused and Splitting of Trials

This column is based on talk delivered by Bharat at the National Police Academy to a batch of 132 IPS officers/probationers, currently on training, with the very able assistance of … Continue reading Issues relating to Multiple FIRs/Chargesheets, Joinder of Charges/Accused and Splitting of Trials