ALEXA….JAIL OR BAIL? USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BAIL PROCEEDINGS

This is a guest post by the brilliant law interns Hamna, Ananya, Sakshi and Satyam who interned with the Chambers a few months back. One of the most illuminating columns I've read on the subject. [1] Bail law in India is all about judicial discretion. There have been various criticisms, from various quarters, of discretion … Continue reading ALEXA….JAIL OR BAIL? USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BAIL PROCEEDINGS

UNDERSTANDING EXHIBITION AND MARKING OF DOCUMENTS DURING EVIDENCE (GUEST POST)

[1] This is a guest post by Ms. Sonam Singh, an officer of the Delhi Judicial Services. This column was first published at Bar & Bench. It was the first day at work for a junior lawyer, at Tis Hazari Courts.  His senior had asked him to go to the Court for a matter:  His senior … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING EXHIBITION AND MARKING OF DOCUMENTS DURING EVIDENCE (GUEST POST)

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 - be settled for good by now? Well, the law on this point - as the discussion below would reveal - has meandered (instead of evolving!). … 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 about it a lot indeed. It has just not been important enough to implement, for some reason. We’ve forgotten that what separates a ‘Criminal System’ from … 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 Abhijay Srekanth (4th year, Jindal Global Law School.) ** Multiple FIRs, Chargesheets, Joinder of Charges and Accused and Splitting of Trials is an area 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 ipso facto become inadmissible and washed off the record - it still can be considered though of little weight" Kerala High Court Food Inspector vs … Continue reading Evidentiary Weight when witness dies after examination in chief