EBC R V Kelkar’s Criminal Procedure by K N Chandrasekharan Pillai Edition 2021


EBC R V Kelkar’s Criminal Procedure by K N Chandrasekharan Pillai Edition 2021

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EBC R V Kelkar’s Criminal Procedure by K N Chandrasekharan Pillai Edition 2021


This classic work provides an interesting study of the fundamental principles of criminal procedure in a logical sequence. The topic wise treatment of the subject along with references to academic writings and the judicial decisions makes the study of criminal procedure meaningful and comprehensible.

The author has incorporated all recent developments in the field of criminal procedure since the publication of the last edition in 2014.

The following are the unique features of the book:

  • An illuminating overview by distinguished Prof. BB Pande.
  • Latest case laws including the cases of Sriharan (2016) and Sushila Aggarwal (2020) have been incorporated at appropriate places in the book.
  • Amendments made by Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 are included.
  • Probing the Problems has been included at the end of the book; it contains points for classroom discussion.
  • A new feature: Suggested Readings, has been added. This is a compilation of selected articles indexed on SCC Online® from the various Law Review Journals.

The author has also drawn attention to some ticklish aspects of the Code with a view to foster new thinking in the light of new developments so that criminal procedure law may grow in tune with the times.

Practising lawyers, judges, teachers, students of criminal law, judicial officers, police department officials and all those concerned with criminal law administration will find this thorough work immensely useful.

Extract from the Foreword

Mr Kelkar has brought a fresh approach in this book while dealing with the subject of criminal procedure. There is topicwise arrangement of the subject-matter and analysis of the relevant sections connected with each topic.

Justice H.R. Khanna

Extract from the Overview

With the arrival of Professor Kelkar’s Criminal Procedure the ways of understanding and articulating procedural law discourse in the courts underwent marked transformation…

Prof. B.B. Pande Distinguished Professor., Law National Law University, New Delhi

Table Of Contents:

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes


Overview by Prof. B.B. Pande

1. Object, Extent and Scope

2. Constitution of Criminal Courts

3. Police, Prosecutors, Defence Counsels, Prison Authorities

4. Pre-trial Proceedings—General Observations

5. Pre-trial Procedure: Steps to Ensure Accused’s Presence at the Trial

6. Pre-trial Procedure: Arrest, and the Rights of the Arrested Person

7. Pre-trial Procedure: Search, Seizure and Production of Materials

8. Pre-trial Procedure: Investigation by Police

9. Local Jurisdiction of the Courts and the Police

10. Cognizance of Offences

11. Commencement of Proceedings Before Magistrates

12. Bail

13. Trial Procedures: Principal Features of Fair Trial

14. Trial Procedures: Courts and Parties

15. Trial Procedures: Charge

16. Trial Procedures: Some Common Features

17. Trial Procedures: Disposal of Criminal Cases without Full Trial

18. Trial Procedures: Preliminary Pleas to Bar Trial

19. Trial Procedures: Trial Before a Court of Session

20. Trial Procedures: Trial of Warrant Cases by Magistrates

21. Trial Procedures: Trial of Summons Cases and Summary Trial

22. Trial Procedures: Special Rules of Evidence

23. Judgment

24. Review Procedures: Appeals

25. Review Procedures: Revision

26. Transfer of Cases

27. Execution, Suspension, Remission and Commutation of Sentences

28. Preventive and Precautionary Measures

29. Proceedings for Maintenance of Wives, Children and Parents

30. Miscellaneous Provisions

Probing the Problems

Suggested Readings

Subject Index

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