Code of Criminal Procedure: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Supreme Court rules that a judicial magistrate power to direct accused to give voice samples

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has recently held that a judicial magistrate can order an accused to give his voice samples even against his consent in the course of a criminal investigation. This judgment was rendered by a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and ..

Rationalizing Modal Code of Conduct (MMC)

MMC are set of guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India for political parties and candidates to religiously abide by the set of rules provided in the form of blue print during elections mainly with respect to speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, election manifestos, processions and general conduct. Election Commission is empowered to ..

Section 144 of CrPC versus Curfew

When a group of people assembles with an intention of disturbing the public tranquility, such assembly is known as an unlawful assembly. Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code(CrPC) & Curfew provisions are used to prevent such assemblies. Section 144 of CrPC empowers the executive magistrate to prohibit the unlawful assembly of five or more people ..

Update on amendment of Section 309 of Indian Penal Code

Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is related to the attempt to commit suicide. It reads- Whoever attempts to commit suicide and does any act towards the commission of such offence, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year 1[ or with fine, or with both.] ..