Plea bargaining and it’s working under Indian scenario
Author(s): Amandeep Kaur
Abstract: The Code of Criminal Procedure commonly known as Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) is that the main legislation that defines the procedure for legal mechanism in India to be followed by concerned agencies. It was enacted in 1973 and came into force on 1 April 1974 it provides a uniform set of criminal courts throughout the country which followed the uniform procedural rules that are defined under the Code. It provides the tools for the procedure to be followed by the investigating agencies for investigation in offence, collection of evidence, determination of guilt or innocence of the accused person and the determination of punishment of the guilty and production of the accused before court. Code of criminal procedure defined standard procedure to be followed. Whole code is divided under XXXVII Chapters and 484 sections. Section 265A to 265L, Chapter XXIA of the Criminal Procedure Code defines the concept of Plea Bargaining. It was inserted into the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2005 taking into account the changing scenario and need of providing speedy justice to the victim .