#Columns: Arrears in the criminal justice system: Some causes and concerns

Bar & Bench September 6 2016
madras high court

by Sushil Kumar Jain

The increasing pendency in our country's courts is an alarming situation seeking immediate redressal. The figures published by the National Crime Record Bureau are appalling: a total of 1,86,986 murder cases were brought to trial in the year 2012 (including previous cases) but trials were completed only in 21,653 cases.

As per the latest figures there is a pendency of more than three crore cases out of which almost two crore cases are criminal . . .

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