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Plea Bargaining in India – A Evaluation | Original Article

Kusum Dixit* Anukriti Tiwari in Shodhaytan (RNTUJ-STN) | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Plea bargaining as a concept was introduced in Indian criminal justice system by the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2005, on the recommendation of Mali math Committee. Ever since its introduction, the concept has been a subject of debate. While some criticize it on the ground that it violates fundamental rights of the accused, others hail it as instrumental in ensuring speedy disposal of cases. In this light, the paper throws light on the relevant provisions relating to Plea Bargaining in Indian criminal law as well as judicial attitude towards this concept.