Criminal trial of persons of unsound mind: Madras HC issues directions to spare such persons the misery of being undertrial indefinitely

Before parting with the case, it also urged trial courts to become familiar with CrPC provisions concerning persons of unsound mind, given the predicted rise in the number of persons suffering from mental illnesses.
Criminal trial of persons of unsound mind: Madras HC issues directions to spare such persons the misery of being undertrial indefinitely

A case involving a man stated to be of unsound mind recently prompted the Madras High Court to detail the procedure to be followed by criminal courts so that accused persons suffering from a mental illness are relieved of the misery of being an indefinite undertrial (Kaliyappan v. State).

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