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bbugs   23 June 2021

Police protection

Can a complainant avail police protection if the complainant receives a threat from an accused side. If so, under which section of Cr.p.c it is provided?


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Shubham Bhardwaj (Advocate)     23 June 2021

Dear Sir, 

Although there is no specific provision relating to protection of witnesses however the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has repeatedly asked the Governments to consider witness protection programs so as to maintain rule of law. The Law Commission has also in various reports referred to witness protection programs and scheme. 

The Union Home Ministry in 2018 issued 'Witness Protection Scheme 2018' to protect witnesses. I am providing the link for the scheme. You can go through the same. 

Link:- https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/Documents_PolNGuide_finalWPS_08072019.pdf

 

Regards

Shubham Bhardwaj (Advocate)

District & Session Court, Chandigarh

Punjab & Haryana High Court, at Chandigarh

 

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G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     24 June 2021

At this point of time, inform such threats to the concerned PS that registered the complaint and seek protection.  Make this copy to Commissioner / Supdt of Police.  If the offense is not serious, compromise and live peacefully.  Please make it a point to provide minimum details of FIR No   and sections under which the complaint was booked.

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bbugs   24 June 2021

Originally posted by : Shubham Bhardwaj
Dear Sir, 

Although there is no specific provision relating to protection of witnesses however the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has repeatedly asked the Governments to consider witness protection programs so as to maintain rule of law. The Law Commission has also in various reports referred to witness protection programs and scheme. 

The Union Home Ministry in 2018 issued 'Witness Protection Scheme 2018' to protect witnesses. I am providing the link for the scheme. You can go through the same. 

Link:- https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/Documents_PolNGuide_finalWPS_08072019.pdf

 

Regards

Shubham Bhardwaj (Advocate)

District & Session Court, Chandigarh

Punjab & Haryana High Court, at Chandigarh

 

Thank you for your answer.

 

 

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     26 June 2021

If you apprehend threats or danger to your life from any person, you can very well approach police with a complaint describing the events and seek protection.

You need not have to mention the provisions of law in yor complaint, the police will take care of them.

 

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