A Study of Witness Protection under the Indian Evidence Act

  • Davu Sidhartha Reddy and Puli Mounitha
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  • Davu Sidhartha Reddy

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

  • Puli Mounitha

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

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In any criminal case, the witness is vital in shaping the final outcome. As a result, the parties often intimidate the witnesses, making them hostile and obtrusive to the administration of justice. As a result, it is critical to defend the witnesses so that they are not afraid or fearful of telling the truth in court. There are observer assurance systems in numerous countries all around the world.” Unfortunately, despite numerous attempts to improve, India still lacks a well-functioning witness protection program. "Framework and execution continue to be poor, and there are as of late a titanic number of conditions where the eyewitnesses go compromising. "This paper investigates the concept of witness assurance and discusses programs in a few countries." It then examines witness protection in India, the causes for failure, and lastly, recommendations for improvement. Witness protection plans and legislation are simply necessary at this time. In reality, the lack of these regulations has aided in the continued strengthening of criminals and offenders. But incongruously, such programs and laws are a far cry from reality in India, where the witness is not even treated with respect. Today, witnesses are frequently harassed. Not only is the witness bribed, weak, and abducted, but there is more.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2413 - 2418

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115088

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