Anonymous Witness Scope and Protection under Indian Criminal Justice System

  • Vinoth Kanna B. and Jaisri K.
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  • Vinoth Kanna B.

    Advocate at High Court, Madras, India

  • Jaisri K.

    Student at Government Law College, Coimbatore, India

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The purpose of this paper is to study the scope and production of anonymous witness in India and what are the changes it can bring to the final judgement to the case. A person who testifies or offers information in a court proceeding while remaining anonymous is known as an anonymous witness. In cases involving criminal activity, corruption, or delicate topics, this idea is frequently used to preserve the safety and wellbeing of the witness. Allowing witnesses to remain anonymous can make it more difficult for them to be cross-examined and verified, but it can also inspire people to come forward with critical information that they might not otherwise be willing to provide. As it requires weighing the need for secrecy with the accused's right to a fair trial, the use of anonymous witnesses presents ethical and legal questions.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 537 - 551


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