Daily Important Law News for Law Students and Advocates

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Transfer of Cases under CrPC

The provisions related to the transfer of cases are given under Chapter XXXI, from sections 406 to 411 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973.

To secure a fair, honest and impartial trial, sometimes the transfer of a case becomes necessary. If an accused person believes (with a reasonable cause) that he may not receive a fair trial at the present court, he should be empowered with the right to have his case transferred to another court.KEEP READING

Classes of Criminal Courts in India

Criminal courts can be categorised or classified (in the hierarchy) as given below:

1. Supreme Court.
2. High Court.
3. Courts of Sessions.
4. Judicial Magistrates of the First Class (called Metropolitan Magistrates in the metropolitan area).
5. Judicial Magistrates of Second Class.
6. Executive Magistrates.

Let us learn more about the six above-mentioned criminal courts.KEEP READING

What is Inter-State Arrest and its Guidelines

The guidelines are as follows:
1. The police officer must take the prior written permission of the superior officer to go out of the state or union territory to carry out the investigation. He can take permission on the phone only in case of urgencies.

2. In cases where the police officer decides to arrest an accused in another state, he must write facts and reasons so as to satisfy why the arrest is necessary. The police officer must attempt to get an arrest or search warrant from the magistrate having jurisdiction.KEEP READING

Lok Adalat Need, Functioning, Powers, Benefits

Lok Adalat is one of the significant components of the Alternative Dispute Resolution system. Lok Adalat means People’s Court. It is a forum where the disputes which are pending in a court or are at the pre-litigation stage are settled cordially.

The system of Lok Adalat is based on Gandhian Principles. The Constitution of India has defined a common goal for its citizens to secure all the citizens of India – Justice (social, economic and political), Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.KEEP READING

Important Case Laws on Dowry Death - Section 304B, IPC

The demand for dowry can be seen almost everywhere. Though Bharat is developing and we already have entered into a modern society, the practise of dowry demand is still prevailing. The provision related to dowry death is given under section 304B of the Indian Penal Code.

In this article, you are going to read the case laws that are related to dowry death. Along with that, the recent judgements related to dowry death are also covered.KEEP READING

Rights of an Advocate or a Lawyer

The rights available to advocate can be comprehended from several legislations. They are:

1. Right to pre-audience.
2. Right to practice the profession.
3. Right to enter in any court.
4. Right against arrest.
5. Right to meet accused.
6. Privileges to a lawyer under the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.KEEP READING

Advisory Jurisdiction of Supreme Court under Indian Constitution

The Indian Constitution confers three types of jurisdiction to the Supreme Court of India – the country’s apex court. These are:

1. Original Jurisdiction (Article 32),
2. Appellate Jurisdiction (Article 136), and
3. Advisory Jurisdiction (Article 143).

Advisory jurisdiction is mentioned under Article 143, Part V of the Indian Constitution.KEEP READING

Constitutional Provisions That Guarantee Independence of Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the highest court of appeal, the guarantor of fundamental rights, and the guardian of the Indian Constitution. It becomes essential for Supreme Court to maintain its independence to deliver its judgement without fear or favour.

To ensure the independence of the Supreme Court, it should be free from encroachments, pressure and interference of the executive or legislature.KEEP READING