Digital Evidence – Need for Maintaining Minimum Standards for Admissibility Across Jurisdictions
Unlike the real world, a cyber crime can be committed even without visiting the country of the victim. In another situation of cyber victim may be present under the jurisdiction of the same court but still digital evidences of the crime may be spread across the globe.
Intelligence vs. Investigation, Or CBI vs. IB
The controversy surrounding a major confrontation between India’s premier investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation nation’s internal intelligence agency, the Intelligence Bureau (IB), which has been aired in the media emerges out of the Ishrat Jehan which the woman and her companions were shot dead by the Gujarat Police in what is claimed to be an encounter between a terrorist gr Jehan was a member, whose objective was to target the Chief Minister of Gujarat personally and the police which took counter measuring information on the basis of which action was taken is said to be an intelligence report prepared by an IB officer in which the connect Jehan and her companions with a Pakistan based L-e-T terrorist group was mentioned.
Reforming the Criminal Justice System
Justice JS Verma Committee that recently submitted its findings titled as ‘Report of the Committee on Amendments to Criminal Law’ has to focus the urgent need for reforms in the criminal justice system in India.
Reforming the Indian Police
In the case relating to irregularities or even criminality in the allocation of coal blocks, where investigation was handed over to the CBI,has taken strong objection to government intervention in proceedings pending before the agency and the Hon’ble Judges have remarke rest till CBI becomes independent of government control. This has once again led to clamour for police reforms.
The Police, Too, Have a Case – Need for Police Reforms
Coming from the pen of a retired IAS officer this paper may appear to be a little strange, but as a young officer in the districts I have police in happy times and in times of stress. I have witnessed the strength and the weakness of the police, observed its shortcomings, but the difficult duty of a policeman, his loneliness, his devotion and his willingness to take even those risks which endanger his life.
The Politicisation of Criminal Justice
Afzal Guru masterminded the attack on Parliament in 2001, which left nine security and parliament staff dead, with five attackers also being killed. He was arrested and tried for his crimes, sentenced to death by the Sessions Court and his conviction and sentence were upheld by the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.