You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Top News

SC sets scheme to protect witnesses

DNMUM427543 | 12/6/2018 | Author : Abraham Thomas | WC :398 | India



Witnesses of criminal trials who fear to depose or turn hostile under duress will now be entitled to 24X7 security cover, pick and drop facility from home to court in a government vehicle. That’s not all, they will have a specially designed court room for recording evidence during trial without confronting the accused.
All this forms part of a Witness Protection Scheme enforced by the Supreme Court on Wednesday throughout the country. It will remain operational till the Parliament introduces a law. The SC’s judgment has come as a huge support to lakhs of witnesses who out of fear of life, loss of kin, property or reputation, refused to speak the truth, resulting in a high rate of acquittals.

The Court said, “The right
Read full story
Safety Path
Witnesses in criminal trials to get 24X7 security
Scheme operational till Parliament introduces law
Witness can have separate identity, phone number, etc


Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Top News

Zee Media slaps legal notice on Sidhu for defamatory allegations
DNDEL24895 | 12/16/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :376

New Delhi: A week after the Congress and its senior party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu accused Zee News of doctoring a video, the media organisation issued a Rs 1,000-crore legal notice to him for his false allegations against Zee Media Corporation Limi
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Green court relief for Sterlite Copper
DNDEL24896 | 12/16/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : G Jagannath | WC :378

Chennai: The National Green Tribunal on Saturday set aside the Tamil Nadu government’s order to close Vedanta’s copper smelter plant at Thoothukudi permanently saying that the order did not provide an opportunity to the company for any remedial measu
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

FEMA: ED seizes`21 cr assets of Dabur director
DNDEL24897 | 12/16/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :234

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has seized assets worth Rs 20.87 crores of Pradip Burman, a director of Dabur India, for holding assets abroad in violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act.
Pradip Burman is a director of Dabur India Ltd.
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Centre readies red carpet for pro-India Maldivian prez
DNDEL24898 | 12/16/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Sidhant Sibal | WC :202

New Delhi: The Centre will roll out the red carpet for Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih who arrives in India on Sunday on a 3-day visit. This will be Solih’s first foreign visit after taking charge last month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wa
Add To LightboxCalculate Price