Shajreel Imam Default Bail: Legal Angle

Author: Bhavyanshi from Symbiosis Law School, Noida.

Amid the scourge of the raging pandemic wrecking the lives and livelihood indiscriminately comes the news of issuing notice in Imam’s plea for default bail. Time was given to police beyond 90 days given in the statute, to complete the probe…

Explained: What is a Charge-Sheet?

Author: Eashaan Agrawal from National Law University, Delhi.

Recently the Crime Branch of Delhi Police has filed the charge sheet against in the cases related to the recent Delhi Riots which had pushed the city into turmoil. The charge sheet names Sharukh Pathan as the main accused along with 5 others. In this context…

Law regarding contempt of court

Author: M. Karnikka from Tamilnadu Dr. Ambedkar law university, School of Excellence in Law, Chennai.

The Courts are the ultimate pedestal upon which justice is delivered through the beacon of due process. It is where ideally, inherent respect and acquiescence should arise regardless of the logistics involved in the justice delivery. But as we all know, idealism is just another…

Explained: Zero FIR

Author: Viola Rodrigues from School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru.

Recently, the death of an Odia migrant worker made it to the news as a zero FIR was filed at Bhanjanagar police station in Odisha. Satyaban Swain died due to an alleged assault at the hands of Amroli police personnel in Surat, Gujarat. It was Santosh Swain, the…

Explained: Section 199(2) of CrPC

Author: Shristi Gupta from Chanakya National Law University.

India is one of the few countries in the world which have both civil and criminal defamation proceedings and punishments which stretch up to two years in prison or a fine or both. But this British-era law is often misused by influential people and politicians to crack down…

Right to default bail

Author: Sanjana seth from School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun.

Recently the Madras High Court clarified an order of the Supreme Court given in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Madras HC in Settu v The State [Crl OP(MD) NO. 5291/2020], held that the Apex Court’s March 23 order granting an extension of the limitation period…

Concept of anticipatory bail

Author: Mannat Marwah from Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

In recent news, the Chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission, Mr Zafarul Islam Khan moved the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi on 8 May 2020 seeking an anticipatory bail under section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (hereinafter referred to as Code) and quashing…

Circumstantial evidence

Authors: Uttara Roy from NEF Law college and Antish Rathore from Alliance University of law, Bangalore.

In a recent judgement in the case of Md. Younus Ali Tarafdar v/s The State of West Bengal, the accused was acquitted by the Apex Court after a long trial in different courts which lasted 36 years. The appellant had been held…