Govt likely to revisit Malimath Report on Criminal Justice System
The central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to whom Indo-Tibetan Border Police DG R.K Pachnanda explained the Malimath Report on Criminal Justice System in the annual Directors General of Police conference held at Tekanpur in Madhya Paradesh, is likely to revisit the controversial report, which suggested at least one hundred and fifty eight sensitive recommendations.
The aforementioned committee, popularly known as ‘the Justice Malimath Committee, was actually constituted by the Home Ministry in the year 2000 (the committee was the brain child of then Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani).
Actually, in the year 2003 itself, the committee filed their recommendations to those who constituted it.
Notably, the Congress led UPA, which took over the helm of the government from the BJP led NDA in the year 2004, refrained from considering the recommendations.
The report recommends several significant recommendations including the admissibility of confessions made before a police officer as evidence in a court of law, the amendment to the Article 124 to make impeachment of judges less herculean, and the amendment to the Section 54 of the Evidence Act.
The committee also criticizes the fact that the Chief Justice is regarded as only the first among the equals.
Vignesh. S. G
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