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Witness Protection Scheme
West Bengal  /  Published 22.04.22

HC: Protect Hanskhali witnesses

A division bench of Calcutta High Court headed by Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava on Thursday ordered the state to provide security to witnesses in the Hanskhali rape-death case under the Witness Pr...
By Tapas Ghosh in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.20

Use of fear: Witness protection in India

The intimidation of witnesses or survivors of a crime is not new in India; it did not begin with the alleged gang rape and death of the Dalit girl in Hathras. In that case, however, the family complai...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 10.12.18

Witness protection is crucial for justice

Evidence holds the key to prosecution. Thus, the easiest way to impair an investigation and, by extension, the process of dispensing justice is to cause harm to the witness. Harm, in this instance, ma...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 05.12.18

Supreme Court nod for witness protection plan

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre, all states and Union territories to “enforce” by the end of 2019 a “witness protection scheme” evolved by the Union home ministry.The scheme...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.19

Witness protection: chinks in the armour

In Mahender Chawla versus Union of India, the Supreme Court had asked the Union government to present a draft witness protection scheme in recognition of the need for a witness protection regime in In...
By Bhawna Gera and Kashish Makkar


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