The disintegration of the criminal justice system

The number of cases pending in the courts all over India is alarming. If we consider the number of cases being registered in the police stations and then moved to courts for trials, we will find huge time gap between the incident taking place and any potential punishment being ordered by the Court. On comparing the case pendency rate in police stations and in court, a massive gap will be apparent, and from which it will seem that police are super-efficient while courts are super-slow. This kind of perceptions only leads to reduction of court’s importance in criminal justice system. The time gap reduces whatever value condemnation through trial might have had. This is where judges lose sway and the executive gains more power. This editorial is on criminal justice system.


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