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Murder, investigation, police and the CBI – too many problems …

The Arushi murder case was finally decided by a court, 5 years after the twin murders of Arushi and the family servant, Hemraj. If there ever was to be a book published on how not to run a murder enquiry, this case can fill in many chapters in the book, and because of the incredible […]

Chief Justice of India makes a different suggestion – let rape victim marry the accused if she wants

Typically in India, the criminal justice system has not been handling the crime of rape very well. The confidentiality of victims is not maintained by either the media or by the judicial system, cases take a long time to happen (if you leave aside the fast track cases, which are an exception); the medical examination […]

Sajjan Kumar to be charged with 1984 riots case

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots remain a blot on the name of India, and its criminal and judicial system. The riots started soon after Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards, and for a couple of days afterwards, the capital of India, Delhi, burned as mobs chased down Sikhs and burnt them / killed them […]