The Supreme Court has reiterated that the object of any criminal jurisprudence is reformative in character and to take care of the victim while allowing an application filed by a man seeking reduction of the sentence of three years of rigorous imprisonment for offence punishable under Section 498A IPC.
The Additional Solicitor General, Chetan Sharma urged the Delhi High Court bench to grant time to file a short response in a matter of plea seeking framing of guidelines to be followed while effecting search and seizure operations at the premises of Advocates.
The revisional application is disposed of with a direction that the Magistrate will be at liberty to record the plea of the petitioner through his advocate and his examination under Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, may also be conducted in terms of Section 313(5) of the Code.
The Madhya Pradesh High Court decision to find out if panel lawyers employed by central agencies and appearing before it had the requisite experience and vetted with courts is significant. The Court had frowned at appointing public prosecutors on contract basis earlier.