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Articles by K Rajasekharan

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Limited Possibility of Amending a Criminal Complaint

  K Rajasekharan    21 June 2017 at 16:15

A civil suit, as everyone knows, can be amended as per the provisions of law but the criminal law code provides absolutely no provision for amending a criminal complaint. However the Supreme Court and some of the High Courts have read down the crimin ..

Posted in Criminal Law  2 comments |   1005 Views

The Issue of Defending a Client known to be Guilty

  K Rajasekharan    13 June 2017 at 13:13

Criminal defence advocates, defending the accused persons who have been considered by the people to be guilty in heinous crimes, are at the receiving end many a time. The public at large, a section of lawyers and even some Bar Councils have a view th ..

Posted in Constitutional Law  6 comments |   1008 Views

Exercise of Discretion by Courts in Deciding Bail Applications

  K Rajasekharan    09 June 2017 at 11:21

When an allegation of a cognizable case crops up against a person, for any genuine or other reason, before the police for necessary legal action, the Station House Officer (SHO) is duty bound to register the First Information Report (FIR). Thereon th ..

Posted in Criminal Law  2 comments |   897 Views

Justice Karnan Episode Foregrounds the Need for Holistic Judicial Reforms

  K Rajasekharan    05 June 2017 at 13:25

Leaving aside the flamboyant drama surrounding the issue what Justice Karnan episode foregrounds is the urgent need to save Indian judiciary from its multiple organ failure through a set of holistic and integrated judicial reforms.The need to set up ..

Posted in Constitutional Law  10 comments |   361 Views

On Dealing with Malicious Prosecution

  K Rajasekharan    02 June 2017 at 10:53

Malicious cases are on the increase. The educated and rich sections of society such cases are being used as an easy tool to bring someone down. One reason for this the emergence of many poorly drafted women laws enacted for the noble purpose of endin ..

Posted in Criminal Law  8 comments |   5736 Views

Arrest of an Accused: Not a must in every Cognisable Case

  K Rajasekharan    23 May 2017 at 11:14

The issue that this article discusses is whether registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against an accused needs to be followed by his/her imminent arrest.Nowadays, when an allegation of committing a cognizable offence comes up against a pe ..

Posted in Criminal Law  6 comments |   1318 Views

Need for Strengthening Subordinate Judiciary

  K Rajasekharan    08 May 2017 at 13:31

Strengthening subordinate judiciary � consisting of district and below level courts � is a much needed but grossly neglected reform. It has the potential to address the ever increasing problems of backlog and delay in justice dispensation ..

Posted in Others  2 comments |   273 Views

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