[Victim compensation scheme] Victims entitled to compensation even for crimes that occurred prior to scheme: Kerala High Court

"..cannot be oblivious of the agony stricken face of the victim and the trauma and travails such victims have undergone, especially when their offenders have not even been identified or traced out or a trial conducted.."
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court last week ruled that the provisions under Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) pertaining to compensation scheme for victims [Section 357A(1)(4) and (5)] of crime are substantive in nature and would operate "even prior to the coming into force of the said provision."

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