The Constitution of India guarantees the right to liberty under the sacrosanct provision of Article 21, subject to compliance with the procedure established by law. Law of bails is considered as one of the prime factors in the administration of justice, and constitutes an invaluable component of criminal jurisprudence. Previous edition of this book entitled ‘Law of Bails’ covered almost all the aspects of law governing grant or refusal of bail. The instant edition witnesses updation of case laws in appropriate locations, pertaining to judgments delivered by the Supreme Court for the years 2013 – 2016 (till April), along with addition of five topics in the chapter on ‘Supreme Court Guidelines’, namely, ‘Summary Dismissal of Criminal Appeals by High Court’, ‘Power of High Court to Reverse Order of Acquittal on Review of Evidence’, ‘Powers of High Court in Appeals, in Considering Evidence on Record’, ‘Scope of Appellate Court against Order of Acquittal ‘ and ‘Proof of Facts for Bringing a Case under section 300, Thirdly of the Indian Penal Code, 1860’. A chapter on ‘Revisional Powers of Court in Bail Matters’ under the relevant provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898, as well as that under 1973, has been introduced in the instant edition, along with the relevant Supreme Court and High Courts judgments. It is expected that the instant edition as in the previous editions, will cater to the needs on the subject to the agencies of investigation and prosecution, in addition to that of the broader fraternity of the judiciary comprising the bar and the bench.
Criminal Law in Sri Lanka
Author : Wing-Cheong Chan, Michael Hor, Neil Morgan, Jeeva Niriella and Stanley Yeo