Articles, FIR

Is Delay in Forwarding an FIR to Magistrate a Ground to Acquit the Accused?

-By Avani Malhotra* Introduction The word “Forthwith” is not defined in the Criminal Procedure Code,1973(Cr.P.C.). As per the Cambridge Dictionary, the word “Forthwith” means “immediately”. Section 157 of Cr.P.C defines the procedure for investigation. “Investigation” according to “Section 2(h) of the Code of criminal procedure, 1973 includes all proceedings for collection of evidence conducted by… Continue reading Is Delay in Forwarding an FIR to Magistrate a Ground to Acquit the Accused?

Articles, FIR, free speech

Multiple FIRs for the Same Occurrence- Abuse of Process or Curtailment of Free Speech

-By Raja Reeshav Roy* “There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.” - Montesquieu The Supreme Court of India in a largely unprecedented gesture agreed to hear an urgent plea filed by journalist Vinod Dua on 14th June 2020 which was… Continue reading Multiple FIRs for the Same Occurrence- Abuse of Process or Curtailment of Free Speech

Articles, Contemporary, FIR

Analysis of the Supreme Court Petition Seeking Conditional Bar on FIRs against Media Houses

-By Sambhav Sharma* Introduction On 24 May 2020, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court under Article 32 of the Constitution of India. It seeks the Supreme Court to issue directions in the manner that no FIR shall be registered against press/journalist/media personnel for the offences relating to hate speech, outraging/wounding religious feelings by… Continue reading Analysis of the Supreme Court Petition Seeking Conditional Bar on FIRs against Media Houses