Supreme court mandates a preliminary case management hearing in all criminal trial

This court is of the opinion that the courts in all criminal trials should, at the beginning of the trial, i.e. after summoning of the accused, and framing of charges, hold a preliminary case management hearing. This hearing may take place immediately after the framing of the charge. In this hearing, the court should consider the total number of witnesses, and classify them as eyewitness, material witness, formal witness (who would be asked to produce documents, etc) and experts. At that stage, the court should consider whether the parties are in a position to admit any document (including report of experts, or any document that may be produced by the accused, or relied on by her or him). If so, the exercise of admission/denial may be carried out under Section 294, Cr. PC, for which a specific date may be fixed. The schedule of recording of witnesses should then be fixed, by giving consecutive dates. Each date so fixed, should be scheduled for a specific number of witnesses. However, the concerned witnesses may be bound down to appear for 2-3 consecutive dates, in case their depositions are not concluded. Also, in case any witness does not appear, or cannot be examined, the court shall indicate a fixed date for such purpose. The recording of deposition of witnesses shall then be taken up, after the scheduling exercise is complete. This court has appropriately carried out necessary amendments to the Draft Rules. {Para 17}

REPORTABLE

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

SUO MOTO WRIT (CRL) NO.(S) 1/2017

IN RE: TO ISSUE CERTAIN GUIDELINES REGARDING INADEQUACIES AND DEFICIENCIES IN CRIMINAL TRIALS Vs THE STATE OF ANDHRA PRADESH

Coram: S.A. BOBDE J, L. NAGESWARA RAO J, S. RAVINDRA BHAT J

Leave a Reply

amazon
Jobs Latest Updates LexCliq

Go through the current Amazon usa on-line Weekly Ad and don’t miss the most amazing deals in the current Ad!

THISWORX Car Vacuum Cleaner – Portable, High Power Handheld Vacuums with 3 Attachments and 16 feet Cord & Bag – 12v Car Accessories Kit to Detail Interiors, Black for $22.99 EcoNour Windshield Protection for Snow and Ice Upgraded 600D Oxford Fabric Windshield Frost Cover for All Weather and Sag-Proof Car Windshield Cover Standard (69 42 […]

Read More
antisocialsocialclub
Latest Updates

The Popularity of Streetwear Brands Is Continuing To Grow

Streetwear fashion is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. This fashion style is usually characterized by comfortable, casual clothing such as jeans, t-shirts, and hoodies. Streetwear brands often take inspiration from hip-hop, skateboarding, and street basketball culture. Some of the most popular anti social shirt brands include Supreme, Off-White, and Bape. What makes streetwear […]

Read More
Latest Updates LexCliq Services Webinars

Optiplex Keto Gummies Audits: How To Get It?

  Optiplex Keto Gummies:- is the undeniable level keto condition that has regularly normal mixes to help the ketosis with cycling. There is Beta-hydroxybutyrate that enters the body and limits unobtrusively to help standard flourishing with the speedier distinction in the development. It gets into the body and discards the issues that cause fat statement […]

Read More