Brijesh Sethi,  J.R. Midha, Rajnish Bhatnagar
Brijesh Sethi, J.R. Midha, Rajnish Bhatnagar

Victims are forgotten people in justice delivery system: Delhi High Court directs filing of income affidavit of convict, Victim Impact Report

The court has held that the word "may" in Section 357(3) CrPC means "shall" and therefore, Section 357 CrPC on payment of compensation to victims is mandatory.

In a significant development, the Delhi High Court has directed that after conviction, convicts shall file an affidavit disclosing their assets, income and expenditure to enable the trial courts to arrive at the compensation payable to victims.

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