[Dowry Deaths] Matter of grave concern that trial courts record accused statement in casual, cursory manner: Supreme Court issues guidelines

Examination of an accused under Section 313 of Code of Criminal Procedure cannot be treated as a mere procedural formality as it is based on the fundamental principle of fairness, the Court said.
[Dowry Deaths] Matter of grave concern that trial courts record accused statement in casual, cursory manner: Supreme Court issues guidelines

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concerns about the manner in which trial courts, more often than not, adopt a casual and cursory attitude while recording the statement of accused under Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in dowry death cases (Satvir Singh vs State of Haryana).

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