Allowing Victims to conduct Criminal Prosecution: What Supreme Court held [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel August 8 2019
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In a judgment passed on Wednesday, the Supreme Court made note of the principles to be borne in mind while granting permission to the victim/aggrieved person to conduct the prosecution in a criminal case under Section 302 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Generally, crimes are prosecuted by counsel representing the State i.e. the Advocate-General, Government Advocate, Public Prosecutor, Assistant Public Prosecutor. However, Section 302, CrPC vests with the Magistrate Court the discretion to allow the victim of a crime or a pleader instructed by . . .

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