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)

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

Evidentiary Weight when witness dies after examination in chief

Comment : This case is a preposition for “When a witness after his examination in chief dies – and hence could not be cross examined – his evidence does not … Continue reading Evidentiary Weight when witness dies after examination in chief