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

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

Anticipatory Bail and Children in Conflict with Law

This is a guest post by Shantanu Pachauri[I]. First published on The Criminal Law Blog on 7 June, 2020 at thttps://criminallawstudiesnluj.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/anticipatory-bail-and-children-in-conflict-with-law/ A constitutional bench of the Supreme Court in Gurubakash Singh … Continue reading Anticipatory Bail and Children in Conflict with Law

Phone-tapping and Recording of a Phone conversation: Is it legal and admissible?

First published on LiveLaw at : https://www.livelaw.in/phone-tapping-and-recording-of-a-phone-conversation-by-a-private-party-issues-relating-to-legality-and-admissibility/ “Who are you? Why do you hide in the darkness and listen to my private thoughts?”  William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Is Privacy … Continue reading Phone-tapping and Recording of a Phone conversation: Is it legal and admissible?

Can the accused rely on material beyond the chargesheet – at the stage of discharge?

First appeared at https://www.mondaq.com/india/court-procedure/680992/the-shifting-judicial-sands-on-accused39s-right-to-rely-on-exculpatory-material-at-the-stage-of-discharge A preliminary hearing in a criminal trial is one of great importance, and the right to seek a discharge (threshold dismissal) is an extremely valuable right … Continue reading Can the accused rely on material beyond the chargesheet – at the stage of discharge?

Taking White Collar Crime Seriously

A financial crisis is often followed by a rise in financial crimes. A crisis, such as the one we now face, not only presents an opportunity (and greater motivation) for all sorts of financial shenanigans but also lays bare – the true financial position of a lot of corporations.

Return of the Debtor’s Paradise? A case against Decriminalisation of Section 138 of the NI Act

A slightly abridged version of this first published at Bar and Bench – https://www.barandbench.com/columns/return-of-the-debtors-paradise-a-case-against-decriminalisation-of-section-138-of-the-ni-act Creditor, n. From the Latin for “believer”; someone who lent money to a borrower and believes the loan … Continue reading Return of the Debtor’s Paradise? A case against Decriminalisation of Section 138 of the NI Act

An A to Z guide to the new, time-less and important in law

Why an A to Z list of law/legal concepts/judgments etc.? As somebody wise said: A rear-view mirror is the best kind of crystal ball. Sometimes ‘looking back’ is ‘looking ahead’. … Continue reading An A to Z guide to the new, time-less and important in law

Rethinking ‘Fruits of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine’: Admissibility of Illegally Obtained Evidence

“If I want to deprive you of your watch, I shall certainly have to fight for it; if I want to buy your watch, I shall have to pay for … Continue reading Rethinking ‘Fruits of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine’: Admissibility of Illegally Obtained Evidence

The Passcode on your phone, the right to privacy and protection against self incrimination

An interesting guest post by the very talented Shreyash Sharma (4th Year, National Law University Odisha) & Gultash Guron (Final Year, Campus Law Centre Delhi) where they examine a rather vexed question relating to the scope of the protection against self incrimination in the context of phone passcodes (face scans, finger prints) and the fundamental right to privacy.