Witnesses in the Criminal Justice System

  • Abhiroop Chakravarty and Vijay
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  • Abhiroop Chakravarty

    Advocate at Rajasthan High Court, India.

  • Vijay

    Advocate at Rajasthan High Court, India.

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Witnesses play a very important role in the criminal justice system but at the same time the most ignored one. The justice system and the reliance on witnesses is not a new practice but within the society for ages. The agencies of the criminal justice system i.e. police, prosecution and courts failed to deal with the witnesses. There are various provisions for the witnesses but not formulated in a proper way. The law commission too is not that proactive in dealing with the issues of witnesses. Many cases in the judicial system emphasise the importance of witnesses but no proper guidelines are ever implemented. The judiciary, legislature and executive are lacking its intent towards the witnesses. The result is intimidation, hostility, perjury etc ending up in compromise with Justice.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 472 - 483

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112865

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