A victim or a de-facto complainant, under the proviso to Section 24(8) of the CrPC, cannot be permitted to conduct prosecution either independently or in addition to the public prosecutor by putting further questions in evidence during a trial or other proceedings, the Supreme Court ruled today.
A Bench of Justices Jasti Chemaleswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul held that the "law is very clear" and effectively set aside the Andhra Pradesh & Telangana High Court’s interpretation of the word "assist . . .
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