Supreme Court expands definition of vulnerable witnesses, calls for deposition centres in all High Courts

The Court clarified that that “vulnerable witnesses” will include victims of age and gender neutral sexual assault, those suffering from mental illness, those with speech or hearing impediments, and others.
Supreme Court expands definition of vulnerable witnesses, calls for deposition centres in all High Courts
Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expanded the scope of vulnerable witnesses under Section 3 of Delhi High Court Guidelines to include victims of sexual assault and those with mental illness, among others [Smruti Tukaram Badade v. State of Maharashtra].

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