Chief Justice of India (CJI), SA Bobde on Wednesday proposed an idea wherein a distinct category of magistrates could assist the police in investigation of crime and aid in collection of evidence. .The Court termed it a separate cadre of "investigative magistrates" while observing that the police, more often than not, do not collect crucial evidences from the crime scene. ."There are cases where police visits scene of murder and forgets to collect bullet and in rape scenes they forget to collect hair. This gravely affects the prosecution case. If magistrate is connected to the probe then it will help," CJI Bobde opined..The Court was hearing a suo motu case concerning inadequacies in criminal trials process across India. .The CJI further stated that a magistrate can clearly look at the case and ask police what all to collect.When Amicus Curiae Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra stated that "magistrate has complete control over the remand and probe," the CJI said, "but the magistrate (as per this idea) can go to the scene of crime."To this, Luthra expressed his apprehension that the magistrate may then become a witness and cannot hear the case..Senior Advocate R Basant too walked on the rope of caution and told the Bench that it would be like the one in "continental jurisdictions" and that it would be a major change. ."Police is not working properly in investigations. But that does not mean judiciary should get involved in probing crimes and this will threaten the very independence of the judiciary. This will require a separate cadre of magistrates," said Senior Advocate Basant. .The CJI at this juncture did not pass orders and stated that it would take take suo motu notice of this in a separate case and issue notice and appoint the same lawyers as the amicus curiae..State of Uttarakhand was the only state which supported the idea of a separate category of investigative magistrates. Counsel for Bombay and Gujarat High Court said that he could make submissions on this only after obtaining instructions.