Judicial magistrates can direct accused to give voice samples to probe agencies: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday held that judicial magistrates are empowered to direct accused in criminal cases to give voice samples to agencies during investigation. In a major judgment, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) does not have provisions that allow judicial magistrates to direct the […]

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Demonetisation puts probe agencies in a fix

Probe agencies like CBI and NIA have found themselves in a piquant situation following demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, taking varying stands in different courts on whether to keep the seized crime money with them to safeguard evidence or deposit the currency to save them from becoming worthless. The dilemma is […]

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