The Viewpoint - To Plea or Not To Plea: An Analysis of Plea Bargaining Scheme in India

Pallavi Saluja July 24 2014

Plea Bargaining in India

Plea bargaining was viewed conservatively by the Indian courts prior to 2005.[1] The principle justification for this conservative approach was that a crime is a wrong committed against the society at large[2] and a system, such as plea bargaining, which allows the accused to “bargain” away his guilt should not be allowed. Earlier, the courts in India permitted leniency to be shown in the form of lighter . . .

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