Criminal

Key Highlights
  • A compilation of 167 important and wide ranging Criminal Minor Acts and Rules with State amendments, comments and case notes
  • Contains up-to-date legislation with latest State amendments
  • Includes authoritative comments and latest case notes
  • Majority of the Acts reproduced in full and for the rest, appropriate provisions have been extracted Covers the new legislations such as the Legal Metrology Act, 2009; Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010
  • Covers criminal provisions in a wide range of statutes including Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986, Chit Funds Act, 1982, Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003, Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and many more
This book deals with myriad aspects of cross-examination. It analyzes and examines different kinds of witnesses and the ways of dealing with them not merely in the form of dry statements but through illustrated examples and concrete instances. It is essentially a recounting of court experiences of various lawyers and judges while examining witnesses during the conduct of a case. The current edition introduces editorial notes, wherever relevant, to indicate to the reader that certain views expressed in the earlier editions are no longer acceptable today as there have been a lot of fundamental legislative changes and radical interpretation of the law by the courts. The sheer fact that the book, printed first in 1927, and the new edition coming after a lapse of nearly five decades, is still found meaningful by the legal community stands testimony to its intrinsic worth and scholastic wealth. - Contains Illustrative examples of cross-examination from several jurisdictions - Includes concrete instances in dialogue format, based on the experiences of eminent lawyers - Incorporates editorial notes to explain the current position of law and the book is more in tune with contemporary values and opinions Provisions of Section 311 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for re-examining and recalling the witnesses by a Criminal Court have been elaborately discussed In Part-IV dealing with the cross-examination of different types of witnesses, new ideas are viewed and incorporated in related chapters The aim of this book is to equip the lawyers with the correct method to cross-examine a witness e.g. discusses how the newspaper correspondent should be cross-examined In this new edition all the chapters have been remodeled and new chapters have been incorporated Chapter on “accomplice evidence” has been introduced in which all the important decisions of the Supreme Court and of different High Courts on the reliability of accomplice evidence have been elaborately discussed Topics have been re-arranged & updated. Case –law has been updated Moreover, cases of some new types of witnesses have been incorporated A must read for Trial Court Lawyers, Legal Professionals, Law Students, Law Libraries, Public Prosecutors.
This legal classic has served the legal profession and everyone associated with it for almost a century. Learned and yet simple in its approach, it allows readers to quickly grasp the principles of Criminal Procedure and Criminology. Painstakingly updated to include the latest cases, legislative amendments and current developments in the law and judicial thinking, this book is indispensable to the widest possible range of readers. The current edition offers a great help to students and professionals, when they require a quick overview, in the form of summary at the end of the work. This latest edition covers the latest essential case law, legislative amendments and current developments in the law relating to criminal procedure in India. Changes made by the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 13 of 2013), The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act 41 of 2010) and The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act,2008 (Act No. 5 of 2009) have been critically examined at appropriate places in the book."
Ratanlal&Dhirajlal’s The Indian Penal Code has served the legal profession, and all those associated with it, for more than a century. This radically revised 34th edition exhaustively covers the consequences of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 and discusses the widest possible range of topics from emerging areas of criminal law including:
  • Jurisdiction in territorial waters in the light of the Enrica Lexie case
  • Corporate criminal liability in offences having mens rea
  • Community service in lieu of imprisonment
  • New trends in punishments and sentencing
  • Application of General Exceptions during investigation
  • Fake encounters and honour killings
  • Mercy killing in the light of the Supreme Court judgment in ArunaShanbaug
  • Delay in disposal of mercy petitions and commutation of death sentence
  • Difference between sections 304A and 304 Part II in the light of the BMW Case
  • Constitutionality of death penalty - Does Bachan Singh need a fresh look?
  • ‘Rarest of rare’ doctrine - Is capital sentencing in India judge centric?
The book is a digest of all important and relevant cases of the Supreme Court on Criminal Law from 1950. Criminal law decisions have been thematically and alphabetically arranged and divided into 7 Volumes. The new edition has been updated to cover cases from 2009 to 2013 and new headings have been added. The Table of Contents has been expanded to include details necessary for searching, such as 2nd level headings, and pointers to related entries. This acts as an additional search engine for the readers.
The book is a digest of all important and relevant cases of the Supreme Court on Criminal Law from 1950. Criminal law decisions have been thematically and alphabetically arranged and divided into 7 Volumes. The new edition has been updated to cover cases from 2009 to 2013 and new headings have been added. The Table of Contents has been expanded to include details necessary for searching, such as 2nd level headings, and pointers to related entries. This acts as an additional search engine for the readers.
Madras Law Journal Digest 2014-2015 (Civil and Criminal), Vol 9

The Madras Law Journal, continuously in print since 1891, is undoubtedly the oldest law journal in India and its reputation has travelled beyond frontiers. Volume 9 of the Madras Law Journal Digest (Civil & Criminal) is a comprehensive digest of judgments of the Supreme Court of India and the Madras High Court, reported in 8 volumes of the Madras Law Journal (Civil), and in 4 volumes of the Madras Law Journal (Criminal), for the years 2014 - 2015. The digest consists of the complete headnotes including short notes, long notes and the rationesdecidendi of the judgments reported in MLJ Civil from August 2014 to August 2015, and MLJ Criminal from October 2014 to September 2015. In compiling this work, the topics have been re-arranged in alphabetical order. It introduces cause titles and equivalent citations in respect of cases covered in this volume. This edition will be immensely valued by legal professionals, judges, jurists, researchers and academicians.

Sarkar: Code of Criminal Procedure

This updated edition covers the latest essential case law and the changes made by the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 13 of 2013), the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act 41 of 2010) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2008 (Act No. 5 of 2009). The book is the most original, authentic, dependable and brilliant work having a profound impact on its vast readership that includes Judges, Lawyers, Police officers, Administrators, Law teachers and Academicians, Students, Research scholars and in fact everyone who is in any way concerned with the administration of law and justice in this country. This

Halsbury’s Laws of India, Criminal Law-I (Vol. 10), presents a comprehensive discussion on the principles and concepts underlying Criminal law in India. This volume explores in detail, the basic framework of the criminal justice system as laid out in the Indian Penal Code 1860, Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 and Indian Evidence Act 1872 as well as in special legislations such as the criminal minor acts and the penal provisions in regulatory and social welfare legislations. It is a part of the Second Edition of the Halsburyseries and the law stated in this volume is in general that in force on 02 November 2013, and subsequent changes have been incorporated wherever possible.
The volume is a thematic arrangement of topics in the Indian Penal Code. Under each thematic topic, the relevant IPC provisions as well as all allied laws has been discussed that would be relevant thereby providing a comprehensive and holistic treatment. It presents the position of the law as it is as on June 2014. Changes brought in by the following new enactments and amendments in old enactments since the first edition have been addressed as appropriate within the narrative: (I) Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013, (II) Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013, (III) Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 and (IV) Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012. It has relevant case law (both old and latest) in the paragraphs as well as notes to paragraphs. This volume has an expanded narrative on the topics Offences against Women and Offences against Minors & Young Persons.
The volume is a thematic arrangement of topics in the Indian Penal Code. Under each thematic topic, the relevant IPC provisions as well as all allied laws has been discussed that would be relevant thereby providing a comprehensive and holistic treatment. It presents the position of the law as it is as on June 2014. Changes brought in by the following new enactments and amendments in old enactments since the first edition have been addressed as appropriate within the narrative: (I) Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013, (II) Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013, (III) Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 and (IV) Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012. It has relevant case law (both old and latest) in the paragraphs as well as notes to paragraphs. This volume has an expanded narrative on the topics Offences against Women and Offences against Minors & Young Persons.
Halsbury’s Laws of India, Criminal Law-I (Vol. 10), presents a comprehensive discussion on the principles and concepts underlying Criminal law in India. This volume explores in detail, the basic framework of the criminal justice system as laid out in the Indian Penal Code 1860, Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 and Indian Evidence Act 1872 as well as in special legislations such as the criminal minor acts and the penal provisions in regulatory and social welfare legislations. It is a part of the Second Edition of the Halsbury series and the law stated in this volume is in general that in force on 02 November 2013, and subsequent changes have been incorporated wherever possible.
This 5th edition of Durga Das Basu’s Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 covers the latest case law, legislative amendments and current developments in the law relating to criminal procedure in India. All latest notable decisions of the Supreme Court and various High Courts as well as changes made by the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 13 of 2013), the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act 41 of 2010) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2008 (Act No. 5 of 2009) have been covered at appropriate places in the book. The book also comprises a number of appendices containing the updated text of all relevant special Acts for ready reference.
This book, an outcome of the serious erudition of Dr M C Mehanathan, deals with the law on prevention of money—laundering elaborately. lt gives an account of international initiatives to combat the problem of money-laundering and critically analyses the provisions of the Prevention of Money- laundering Act, 2002. This book is the most exhaustive work on the subject ever written in India. Besides serving the members of the ’Bench and Bar’ as a reference manual, this book will also serve as a handbook of reference for officers of the banks, non-banking financial institutions and other institutions. The book in separate chapters, elaborates the Reserve Bank of lndia’s guidelines given to the banks, non-banking financial institutions and other institutions to combat the problem of money—laundering.
P S A Pillai’s Criminal Law has deservedly been described as a classic text on the Indian Penal Code, 1860, ever since the publication of its first edition in 1956. It systematically and clearly provides an in-depth analysis of all the categories of offences incorporated in the Code. Retaining the scheme and essential facets of the previous editions, the revising editor has developed the work in the light of leading judicial pronouncements and emerging trends in the field. He also offers a critical analysis of reforms that have been proposed by the Law Commission and other bodies. The book is primarily about the substantive law of crimes in India, however, it very helpfully explains relevant provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, and thus places the law in a practical context. Written in a simple and lucid style and supported with rich authorities, judicial as well as scholarly, this latest edition will retain its decades old appeal for all persons interested in the field of criminal law. This book is an essential companion for practitioners, academicians and trial court judges, especially those at the outset of their careers. The current edition will be a welcome entrant to the libraries of senior members of the profession, many of whom have relied, at one time or another, on Pillai’s Criminal Law, as a handy reference. It will also be indispensable reading for students of law pursuing their LLB, LLM, and Doctoral Degrees in the field of criminal law."
Key Highlights
  • This classic work on writ remedies is arranged thematically for ease of reference
  • Contains dedicated chapters on each of the writs available under the Constitution of India, viz. Habeas Corpus, Mandamus, Quo Warranto, Certiorari and Prohibition
  • Covers the position of law in India and other foreign jurisdictions including UK and USA
  • Provides clarity on complex legal issues relating to Judicial Review; writ jurisdiction, Judicial activism and Public Interest Litigation
  • Appendices include the High Court Rules relating to Article 226 of the Constitution of India
  • Includes all important supreme court decisions on the subject since 2013
  • An invaluable reference work for constitutional lawyers, judges, judicial academies, professors and advanced students of constitutional law"
Some of the key highlights are
  • Halsbury’s Laws of India is a series based on Halsbury’s Laws of England, which provides a comprehensive statement of law.
  • This series is not a commentary but presents the legal position as it is laid by legislation and case law.
  • In this HLI Volume on Criminal Procedure, the contributor has discussed under each thematic topic the relevant provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure as well as all allied laws such as Indian Penal Code and the Indian Evidence Act that would be relevant thereby providing a comprehensive and holistic treatment.
  • This volume presents the position of the law as on September 2015.
  • This Volume provides clarity on position of law in view of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013.
An evergreen classic, this book is amongst the most comprehensive and authoritative commentaries on the Law of Criminal Procedure in India. It is a section-wise treatise on the Code, following the scheme of the bare Act. This 11th edition covers the latest case law, legislative amendments and current developments in the law relating to criminal procedure in India. All latest notable decisions of the Supreme Court and various High Courts as well as changes made by amendments to criminal law and procedure have been covered at appropriate places in the book. This work is an essential reference for Judges, Lawyers, prosecutors, Police Officers, Administrators, Academicians and Research Scholars.
This legal classic has served the legal profession and everyone associated with it for almost a century. Learned and yet simple in its approach, this section-wise commentary on the Code of Criminal Procedure allows readers to quickly grasp the principles of Criminal Procedure and Criminology. This latest edition covers the latest essential case law, legislative amendments and current developments in the law relating to criminal procedure in India. Changes made by the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 13 of 2013), The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act 41 of 2010) and The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2008 (Act No. 5 of 2009) have been critically examined at appropriate places in the book. The book is indispensable for legal practitioners, public prosecutors, students, law teachers, scholars, presiding officers in trial courts, judges (HC/SC), police officers and police training institutes, investigators, administrators, draftsmen, legislators and social scientists.
  • This classic Ratanlal&Dhirajlal’s The Indian Penal Code, first published in 1896 is a section wise commentary on the Indian Penal Code.
  • This edition has been extensively and meticulously revised taking into account the changes brought about by recent legislative amendments as well as judgments of higher courts
  • Radically revised, the edition exhaustively covers the consequences of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013.
  • It includes widest possible range of topics from emerging areas of criminal law including:
  • Jurisdiction in territorial waters in the light of the Enrica Lexie case
  • Corporate criminal liability in offences having mens rea
  • New trends in punishments and sentencing
  • Fake encounters and honour killings
  • Mercy killing in the light of the Supreme Court judgment in ArunaShanbaug Case
  • Delay in disposal of mercy petitions and commutation of death sentence
  • Discussion of Capital punishment and the ‘Rarest of rare’ doctrine
  • Latest and notable cases of the Supreme Court as well as various High Courts have been incorporated
  • This edition is an indispensable reference work for students, judges, lawyers, scholars, judicial and police training academies (national and state), police departments, CBI officials, researchers, presiding officers in courts, investigators, administrators, draftsmen, legislators and social scientists"
The law of evidence plays an indispensable role in the administration of justice. It is only through reliable, relevant, and admissible evidence that substantive rights may be established in a court of law. The courts have, over the years painstakingly analysed and interpreted different forms of evidence—written, oral and electronic—in their effort to arrive at the right conclusions. Recent judgments may be seen to be aids for Parliament in amending existing legislation and in formulating new provisions in consonance with the times. First published in 1916, this section wise commentary on the Indian Evidence Act enjoys the reputation of being one of the most authoritative publications on the subject. Several topics have been rewritten and existing comments have been elaborated taking into account the changes brought about by recent legislative amendments as well as judgments of higher courts. Latest and notable cases of the Supreme Court as well as various High Courts have been incorporated. This edition incorporates the changes made by the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 and critically analyses the latest case law. This book is invaluable for trial lawyers—civil and criminal—advanced students of law, forensic sciences, criminology, gender studies and human rights.

R A Nelson’s celebrated work on criminal law enjoys the reputation of being one of the most authoritative publications on the subject. Authenticity, originality and reliability have always been the hallmarks of this publication and every possible care has been taken in this edition to maintain the original excellence, style and quality of the work. A leading treatise on the subject for over ten decades, this work, is a thematic presentation of the complex and multi-dimensional subject of criminal law in a lucid, comprehensive and systematic manner.

The 10th edition of this classic commentary on the Indian Penal Code was published as far back as in 2008. Its revision, which was already overdue, became indispensable after the enactment of Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013. This Amendment Act, enacted in the aftermath of the horrendous incident of gang rape in Delhi, provides for stringent punishment for crimes against women as well as introduces more victim friendly procedures in the trials of such cases. The Amendment Act of 2013 widens the definition of rape and provides for enhanced punishments. New offences such as grievous hurt by acid attack, stalking, voyeurism and sexual harassment have been introduced in the Indian Penal Code to curb the growing instances of such crimes in the society. All these developments have been appropriately captured and analysed in this 11th edition. Relevant extracts from the Justice J S Verma Committee Report have been provided at the end of Volume 4 for ready reference.

This 11th edition has been extensively and meticulously revised to include all latest and notable decisions of the Supreme Court and various High Courts. Several topics have been rewritten and existing comments have been elaborated taking into account the changes brought about by recent legislative amendments as well as judgments of higher courts. The book, primarily concerned with the substantive offences incorporated in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 also traces and analyses the legislative as well as judicial developments in other countries such as the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

Each Volume in this edition carries an independent Table of Cases and a Subject Index pertaining to it. In addition, consolidated Table of Cases and Subject Index have been compiled in a separate booklet for ease of reference.

This edition will be an invaluable reference for judges, lawyers, advanced criminal law students, judicial and police training academies (national and state), police departments, CBI officials, researchers and scholars."

The law of bail plays a very important role in the administration of criminal justice. It secures the liberty of a person and enforces the presumption of innocence which is fundamental in the administration of justice. Law of Bail: Practice and Procedure has been conceptualized as a handy reference work to cater to the needs of lawyers and judges in day-to-day court practice. The book is divided into three parts. Part I of the book, thematically divided into nine chapters, explains the fundamental concepts pertaining to bail as well as the intricate issues connected with the administration of bail jurisdiction. All issues relating to bail that frequently arise in courts are discussed in detail. Part II provides the full text of twenty frequently cited Supreme Court decisions relating to the law of bail along with headnotes. Part III of the book carries the bare text of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 for ready reference."
  • Modi’s A Textbook of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology has reigned supreme in its field since its first edition in 1920
  • This is the most authoritative and highly recommended book on the subject of Medical Jurisprudence, a multi-disciplinary science.
  • Retaining the flavour of Modi’s pristine brilliance, this thoroughly revised twenty-fifth edition traces comprehensively all major developments in the field of law and forensic medicine
  • This edition has been revised keeping in view the needs of the new forensic medicine syllabus, judicial observations and the concerns of the senior forensic medicine experts
  • Many chapters have been rewritten based on technical advancements in the fields of diagnosis of ailments, injuries and causes of death that provide leads to many a criminal investigation, references to obsolete medical literature on investigative techniques have been weeded out, reports of forensic case studies collated, best medical practices to assist investigation delineated and case law made up to date.
  • Chapters have images which illustrate the text admirably.
  • Medico-legal aspects of rape are re-written with the focus on health issues for a rape survivor, the criminal law amendment of 2013 as well as the best practices at the criminal trial without offending the sensibilities of the victim. Nirbhaya rape trial has also been discussed for understanding the science of ortho-dentistry and their practical efficacy in corroboration of the identities of the assailants.
  • This monumental work has two parts, Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology, both of which have been edited by specialist contributors from diverse fields. Contributors include legal and medical experts.
  • The present edition will prove to be helpful both for learning about the complexities and the nuances of the subject and for applying them in practice
  • The book is an essential reference for medical and legal professionals, judges, law enforcement and investigating agencies, teachers, scholars, legislators, social scientists and law libraries"

The second edition of Law and Sports in India examines the position of sports within our constitutional framework, the upcoming sports policies, the increasing commercialisation of sports today and the challenges faced by sportspersons, event organisers and sports federations. This wide ranging work discusses current issues including the IPL probe report, doping controversies and related cases, gender discrimination, concerns about nationality in sports, and unresolved questions relating to broadcasting law and taxation of earnings from sports. A chapter is also devoted to the legacy of the Commonwealth Games 2010.

The authors, with an aim to raise awareness about vital legal issues in sports, have taken into account decisions of the Indian judiciary as well as courts worldwide.

This book will be of interest to lawyers, judges, regulatory bodies, sportspersons, sports administrators, sports institutions and most of all, sports lovers.

The Madras Law Journal, continuously in print since 1891, is undoubtedly the oldest law journal in India and its reputation has travelled beyond frontiers. Volume 9 of the Madras Law Journal Digest (Civil & Criminal) is a comprehensive digest of judgments of the Supreme Court of India and the Madras High Court, reported in 8 volumes of the Madras Law Journal (Civil), and in 4 volumes of the Madras Law Journal (Criminal), for the years 2014 - 2015. The digest consists of the complete headnotes including short notes, long notes and the rationesdecidendi of the judgments reported in MLJ Civil from August 2014 to August 2015, and MLJ Criminal from October 2014 to September 2015. In compiling this work, the topics have been re-arranged in alphabetical order. It introduces cause titles and equivalent citations in respect of cases covered in this volume. This edition will be immensely valued by legal professionals, judges, jurists, researchers and academicians.
Key Highlights
  • This exhaustive Supreme Court digest on criminal law is arranged alphabetically in four volumes for ease of reference
  • The case law is arranged subject-wise under headings and sub-headings
  • Comprehensively covers case law of more than five decades upto 2015.
  • Captures and reflects development in criminal law comprising Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, Indian Evidence Act and other Criminal Central and State Enactments
  • Mulla: Principles of Mahomedan Law
  • Rao & Rao : Expert Evidence (Medical and Non-Medical)
  • Ratanlal: Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Ratanlal: Indian Penal Code
  • Karnika Seth: Computer Technology Law
  • Ratanlal&Dhirajlal : The Law of Torts (26th Edition)
  • Ratanlal&Dhirajlal: Law of Evidence, Updated 23rd Edition
  • Sarkar: Law of Evidence, 18th Edition
  • MLJ : Criminal Court Manual Tamil Nadu Act and Rules
  • Ratanlal&Dhirajlal : The Law of Torts
  • Ratanlal: Law of Evidence
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, Updated 14 Edition