Anti-dowry law misused, no automatic arrest in such cases: SC

Expressing concern over misuse of anti-dowry law by "disgruntled" wives against her husband and in-laws, SC ruled that police cannot arrest accused in such cases "automatically".

Protest by AAP: Delhi Police asked to explain imposition of section 144

Delhi Police was asked by court to explain how prohibitory order under section 144 of CrPC was imposed during protest by Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party at Prime Minister`s residence last year.

Does special court also come under definition of magistrate: HC

The Bombay High Court on Monday sought to know if a special court can act as a magistrate and direct initiation of inquiry against a person under the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

AFSPA must replaced with amended CrPC: Mooshahary

Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary Sunday advocated that the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) must be replaced with an amended Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

Security for VVIPs to help take "bold" decisions: DP tells SC

If Delhi Police is to be believed, security is provided for VVIPs not because of their status or any specific threat but to "facilitate" bold and impartial decision making by them.

‘No sanction needed for army men`s prosecution’

The CBI told the SC that no sanction was required either under the Armed
Forces (Special Powers) Act or CrPC
for prosecution of army officers.

No paper prepared to bring changes in CrPC: Omar

J&K CM said his govt has not prepared any paper to bring amendments in CrPC for providing legal protection to the armed forces in the state.

UP Govt introduces bill for quick disposal of rape

In the CrPc (UP Second Amendment) Bill, new
sections and sub-sections related to the trial and bail provisions in rape cases were proposed.

Record reasons for arrest, non-arrest: New CrPC

Parliament on Friday amended the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) making it compulsory for the police to record the reasons for making an arrest or not arresting an accused, with the Rajya Sabha clearing the measure.

Comprehensive law on CrPC in a year, says Chidambaram

A comprehensive law on Code of
Criminal Procedure will be brought within a year as the Code
had become "very old", Home Minister P Chidambaram said in the
Rajya Sabha today.

LS passes bill to amend CrPC on provision of arrest

A bill, seeking to amend a section
of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) with regard to arrest of
a person, was passed by the Lok Sabha with the government.

Divorced Muslim woman can seek maintenance under CrPC

Kerala HC has held that the right of a divorced Muslim woman to claim maintenance under section 125 of CrPC will not stand "extinguished" if payment under Section 3 of the Muslim Women Act 1986 was not made by her former husband.

Sikkim govt to amend CrPC

The Sikkim Government today tabled
a bill in the assembly seeking to amend a provision of the
CrPC to increase the judicial remand
of under trial prisoners to 30 days from the existing 15 days
at a time.

Sikkim govt to amend CrPC

The Sikkim Government on Friday tabled a bill in the assembly seeking to amend a provision of the Criminal Procedure Code to increase the judicial remand of under trial prisoners to 30 days from the existing 15 days at a time.

Trials of sexual offences to be over in 2-mth

Trials in all sexual offences including rape will now be completed within two months.

Changes in criminal code offer relief to rape victims

Completing rape case trials in two months, getting women judges to hear rape cases as far as practicable are some of the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that the government brought into force on Thursday.

New amendments on cards to empower victims: Report

The Centre will amend the CrPC to empower victims to appeal against a court order acquitting an accused.