The Indian Penal Code, 1860 along with the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 forms the basic rubric of the Criminal Justice System in India. Frequent references to these enactments are indispensable from the moment the commission of a crime is alleged to its final determination by a court of law. No criminal lawyer can afford to remain ignorant of the provisions enshrined in these enactments and at the same time, it becomes baffling for anyone to remember all these voluminous provisions. Keeping this objective in mind, Sarkar’s Criminal Major Acts has been conceptualized as a handy reference work on these enactments.
These criminal major Acts have been amended from time to time to keep pace with the advancements in criminal jurisprudence. In the decade since the publication of the last edition there have been various Central and State amendments which the present eighth edition captures exhaustively. This edition also traces the judicial developments that have shaped the course of criminal justice system in India. All latest and notable cases of the Supreme Court as well as various High Courts have been incorporated at appropriate places in the book.
This edition will be an invaluable reference for judges, lawyers, prosecutors, police officers, administrators, academicians and research scholars.