Title, India: Report of the Malimath Committee on Reforms of the Criminal Justice System: Some observations. Publisher, Amnesty International. The role of victim in modern justice system, is it only the role of being a witness or one the stake holder in achieving justice. 2. Is there relationship between. Please click the link to read the Report on the Criminal Justice System as suggested by Justice Malimath Committee in This report.

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SP in each district to maintain crime data, organisation of specialised squads to deal with organised crime, and a team of officers to probe inter-State or transnational crimes, and setting up of a Police Establishment Board to deal with posting, transfers, and so on.

The report submitted in pointed out the judge-population ratio in India is The latter will allow the accused to respond to the charges framed against him or her. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Law should not stumble, in a way that those who defy it go free and those who seek its protection lose hope. From around the web. The ratio is C Indian Penal Comimttee be suitably amended.

It could implement the recommendations in blocks of a dozen or so spread over a defined time period and periodically examine their functioning on the ground. Rights of Accused Reasonable conditions should be prescribed to regulate handcuffing and misuse of the power by the Police Officers should be regulated by amending the laws.

If implemented, the Supreme Court will work for days and High Courts will function days per year.


The effort to improve repot conviction rate should not lead to a miscarriage of justice. It also suggested that a separate witness protection law be enacted akin to the one in the United States. The committee suggested every court keep a record of the timestamps such as date of conclusion of arguments, date of pronouncement of judgment, and so on, which may be prominently displayed.

The panel was in favour of borrowing features from the inquisitorial system of investigation practised malmath countries such as Germany and France, where a judicial magistrate supervises the investigation. Jiby J Kattakayam Jiby was working as an engineer in California when clmmittee blogging wave that preceded the social media explosion swept him to journalism and Delhi where he was drawn towards politics, developmental issues, and courts of law. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Reclassification of offences Offences are currently classified as cognisable and non-cognisable. There was also a rider commitree they were not to be posted in their home district and the places where they were already practising. Indian Evidence Act Q.

The Malimath Committee’s recommendations on reforms in the criminal justice system in 20 points

Views Read Edit View history. Recommendation for Judiciary Committee suggested that impeachment of judges should be made easier compared to present difficult process of impeachment under which it is very difficult to impeach the guilty judges.

This is because two of the recommendations are alarming and would involve a drastic change in investigation and prosecution of criminal cases and dispensation of justice. Police custody is now limited to 15 days.

Advani, who was also the Home Minister. He served on the Central Administrative Tribunal as its chair. Please Email the Editor. View comments Post a comment. Organised crime and terrorism Though crime is a State subject, a central law must be enacted to deal with organised crime, federal crimes, and terrorism.


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Considering the law and order situation in India. By using this repoet, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Department of Criminal Justice must be established to appraise procedural and criminal laws and to periodically amend them, the Committee said.

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Just drop in a mail at toiblogs timesinternet. Even in cases of terror, where investigation should be of the h The Committee suggested that the court be given freedom to question the accused to elicit information and draw an adverse inference against the accused in case the latter refuses to answer. Malimath committee does not deal with which of the following? Nevertheless, criminal justice reform should not be held hostage to a few unreasonable provisions in what is otherwise a superb document advocating that the police and prosecution be spared of intrusive political controls and calls for structural reforms in the judiciary, police and prosecution.

An unassuming hero on the threshold of greatness The stoop to conquest Strong leader, a brittle virtue? Trial procedures The Committee felt that all cases in which punishment is three years and below should be tried summarily and punishment that can be awarded in summary trials be increased to three years.