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About The Course:

The ILS Law College is organizing a 7 session’s certificate programme on ‘Criminal Law: Practice and Procedure’.  This program aims at sensitizing the law students and budding lawyers in the technique of learning and understanding the Criminal Procedure law and the practice of it in the courts as well as the role of the investigating agencies such as CID, CBI etc.

The course commences from Tuesday, 29th January till 3rd February 2019.

Resource Persons:

Judges from the High Court and District courts of Maharashtra, Renowned practicing lawyers from Pune, Mumbai and Delhi.

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VenueLaxmi Building, ILS Law College, Pune 

Registration Open: From 9th January to 29th January 2019

Registration Fees:  Rs.4237.29 +Rs.762.71/- = Rs. 5,000/- (Five Thousand only) + Reading Material

(Attendance is compulsory for all the sessions; otherwise certificates shall not be awarded.)

Payment Mode:  Online Only

Payment can be done online through Direct SBI, Net banking and Credit card.

Contact Details – Ms. Deepali Manjarekar –

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About Crimean: As the country has witnessed major paradigm shifts in various domains of criminal law in the recent times, Amity Law School, Noida has taken the initiative to organize this one of its kind conclave to foster intellectual curiosity among young minds about the ever-evolving nature of the crime and criminal law. The Conclave provides a unique opportunity to law students all over the country to exhibit and cultivate their interests in criminal law by participating in diverse kinds of competitions like legal quiz, debate, legislative drafting and essay writing, which are being organized as part of this event. In addition to this, we endeavour to contribute to the positive development of criminal law regime by organizing a ‘Panel Discussion’, where renowned experts, politicians and industrialists would come together to have a conducive discussion over some of the most important contemporary issues related to the functioning of the criminal justice system in India.

Theme: “Preventing atrocities against marginalized sections of the Indian society: What is the right way forward?”
  • This Competition is open to High School students as well as students (Undergraduate/Post-Graduate) from all colleges in India duly recognized by UGC.
  • Multiple entries from one participant are not permitted.
  • Co-Authorship of up to two authors is permitted.
  • The language for the competition will be strictly English.
  • The font used must be Times New Roman, size 12, double line spacing, One-inch margin on each side typed on A4 sized paper.
  • The length of the essay should be between 1500-3000 words (excluding footnotes).
  • The Essay would be preceded by an abstract which shall not contain more than 250 words.
  • Font Type and Size of footnotes must be Times New Roman, 10.
  • For citation, ILI mode of citation must be followed.
Submission Guidelines and General Rules
  • All Teams must send electronic copies of their legislative draft in “.docx” (Microsoft Word) and “.pdf” formats and such files shall be compatible with latest versions of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Files shall be mailed to No hard copy of the submission is required.
  • The cover page of the submission will be separately attached, comprising of the title of the essay, name of the Author, name of the institution, address, email ID and contact number. In case of co-authorship, the cover page must include details of both the co-authors.
  • The copyrights subsisting in the essay submissions shall vest in Amity Law School, Noida.
  • All submissions will undergo strict online plagiarism checks. Any submission found to be plagiarized will be disqualified.
  • Any violation of rules shall result in direct disqualification.
  • In case of any dispute, the decision of the Organizing Committee will be final.
  • First Prize – Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000/- and Certificates.
  • Second Prize – Cash Prize of Rs. 3,000/- and Certificates.
  • Third Prize – Cash Prize of Rs. 2,000/- and Certificates.
  • The 4th and 5th position-holders would be given ‘Certificate of Merit’.
  • All participants will be given ‘Certificate of Participation’

Registration: Registration fees is Rs. 400 per submission. For Online Registration and payment,

In case participant(s) wish to register offline, the registration fees, along with accommodation charges i.e. Rs. 400 per person (if applicable), must be sent via demand draft in favour of “Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, payable at Noida”. A soft copy of demand draft, as well as Name of the Institution, Course and Contact Number(s), is to be sent through e-mail at to us latest by 1st September  2018.

Further, the original demand draft has to sent to (by post or courier) to Dr. Aditya Tomer, Addl. Director Amity Law School, Amity University, Sector-125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh-201303 latest by 21st August, 2018.

Note: Participants are requested to take a screenshot of Transaction ID after payment of participation fees (if rendered online) and mail it to or send it via Whatsapp at +91 8527276207, to complete their registration.

Contact: For any further enquiries and clarifications, contact:
  • Divya Sharma  +91 7087695167
  • Isha Tiwari       +91 9999238482
  • Pritika Juneja  +91 9871354113


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Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court: Stating that group rivalry is double edged sword, the Bench of Dr. A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, JJ held that when there are eyewitnesses including injured witness who fully support the prosecution case and prove the roles of different accused, prosecution case cannot be negated only on the ground that it was a case of group rivalry.

The Court was hearing the matter relating to death caused by members of the accused party as an outcome of their alleged rivalry with the complainant party, who had been attacking each other and several criminal cases had been registered against both the factions. It was contended by the accused party that there being long standing enmity between the accused and complainant party, the accused have been roped in and hence, the Andhra Pradesh High Court erred in reversing the acquittal order passed by the Trial Court.

Rejecting the said contention, the Court noticed that the post -mortem report of the deceased showed that the injuries could have been caused by axes, battle axes and knives”. The eyewitnesses, in their eyewitness account have stated that accused used axe, knives and sticks while attacking on deceased. Hence, it was noticed that there was no inconsistency with medical evidence and the ocular evidence.

The Court also took note of the ruling of the Court in State of U.P vs. Anil Singh, (1988)( Supp). SCC 686, where it was held that although when two views are reasonably possible, one indicating conviction and other acquittal, this Court will not interfere with the order of acquittal but Court shall never hesitate to interfere if the acquittal is perverse in the sense that no reasonable person would have come to that conclusion, or if the acquittal is manifestly illegal or grossly unjust. Applying the said principle to the case hand, the Court said that present is a case where the High Court exercised its appellate power under Section 386 Cr.P.C. In exercise of Appellate power under Section 386 Cr.P.C. the High Court has full power to reverse an order of acquittal and if the accused are found guilty they can be sentenced according to law. [Sudha Renukaiah v. State of A.P., 2017 SCC OnLine SC 403, decided on 13.04.2017]

Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court: Hearing the appeal by the husband and the in-laws of the victim of dowry death against the order of the High Court of Karnataka which had reversed the order of acquittal by the Trial Court, the bench of Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh, JJ upheld the order of the High Court and said that once the prosecution succeeds in establishing the component of cruelty leading to conviction under Section 498A, only in a rare case, the Court can refuse to invoke the presumption of abetment, if other requirements of Section 113A of the Evidence Act stand satisfied.

In the incident that occurred 2 decades ago, a 25-year-old women who had a 10-month old son and was mothering a life of twenty week in her womb committed suicide in the wake of dowry demands. However, the appellant had alleged that the suicide was an outcome of the victim being stopped from going to her mother’s place. The High Court, after going through the relevant oral and documentary evidence in the form of letters, conclude that the trial Judge failed to look for the relevant documents already available on the record.

The Court, agreeing with the High Court’s reasoning, held that the initial explanation that the deceased committed suicide because she was not permitted to go to her mother’s place does not inspire confidence and has rightly been rejected by the High Court as only for such a trivial matter, a hale and hearty young woman having a ten months old son and a pregnancy of twenty weeks is not at all expected to take her life. Also, no explanation was given by the accused for the injuries on the person of the victim. The Court, hence, upheld the order of the High Court and said that the order of the Trial Court was highly erroneous. [Satish Shetty v. State of Karnataka, 2016 SCC OnLine SC 589, Decided on 03.06.2016]