What are the Supreme court guidelines for a fair trial for the accused ?

Asked by deepikankur | 30th Oct, 2017, 05:30: PM

Expert Answer:

Some guidelines issued by the Supreme Court of India which should be followed by the police for a for trial of the accused are:

  • While arresting or questioning the accused, the police officers should bear a proper and visible tag stating his name and designation.
  • A memo of arrest should be shown and signed by at least one witness while arresting an accused.
  • A person detained by the police for interrogations has the right to inform a relative or a friend.
Other guidlines mentioned int he Constitution for the fair trial are:
  • All civil cases and criminal cases should be held in an open court.
  • The accused should be provided with a lawyer by the state if he/she is unable to engage a private lawyer.
  • The lawyer or an advocate of the accused should be given opportunities to cross-examine all the prosecution witnesses and to present their own witnesses.
  • The judge has to decide matters on the basis of evidences which are presented before him in the court.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 31st Oct, 2017, 09:40: AM

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