Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Witness Anonymity & Protection: Balancing under Criminal Law
Mamta Shukla, Gaurav Shukla

This article is broadly divided in different sections, as concept of Hostile Witness, legal frame work of taking evidences and judicial pronouncement on witness anonymity and protection. Article highlights the problem faced by the witnesses during investigation and trial. It also discusses the problem faced by prosecution due to hostility of witnesses. Law commission recommendation through different reports is used by the author to balance the rights of witness against the right of accused to fair trial. Lastly, article led emphasis on the importance of witness anonymity & protection.

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