“The law on the issue can be summarized to the effect that law does not provide who can record a dying declaration, nor is there any prescribed form, format or procedure for the same,” said a Supreme Court bench while reversing a Madhya Pradesh high court order on acquittal in a dowry death case.
This means that you need not be a Distt. megistrate or Govt. Doctor or a Police Officer to record a dying declaration by someone accusing those responsible for the death of the person making his or her last statement
Two bail pleas by Abu Salem rejected by Tada court
Tada court judge rejected two bail pleas by Abu Salem, who is currently lodged in Taloja prison in connection with the 1993 serial Mumbai blasts and the 1995 Pradeep Jain murder cases.
Salem had made separate pleas in both cases.
Delhi govt asked to come up with a witness protection program
The Delhi High Court has asked the state government to come up with a witness protection policy to ensure that the witnesses are not harassed by the accused in criminal cases.
A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and G P Mittal said that they should not be allowed to come under pressure as has been seen “in case after case” and it is the duty of the government to provide adequate protection to them
Delhi Court asks for safety measures from social networking sites to protect minors